The “Invitation”

Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, not with an “invitation” as we might conceive of it, but with two dire warnings. What response is Jesus trying to elicit in his audience?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 28, 2017.)

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is one of the most pivotal ideas in moral philosophy. While Jesus was not the first to articulate the idea, he calls it the basis of the Law and Prophets. Why is this rule so important, and what are its limits?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 21, 2017.)

 

Ask, Seek, & Knock

What do asking, seeking, and knocking have in common? Why does Jesus stress their importance, and what is he trying to teach his audience about having a relationship with the Father?

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(Preaching through the sermon on the mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 7, 2017.)

Judge Not

It is not uncommon for people to use “Judge Not,” found in Matthew 7:1, as a kind of “Get-out-of-jail-free” card. What does Jesus actually saying about judging others in Matthew 7, and are we using that phrase correctly?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 30, 2017.)

Overcoming Anxiety

Jesus’ teaching on anxiety and worry is short, to the point, and profound. What is anxiety, and why is it so dangerous for the Christian? What reasons does Jesus give us to help us overcome our worry?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 23, 2017.)

Treasures in Heaven

So far in our journey through the sermon on the mount, we have seen Jesus discuss thoughts, feelings, and motivations. Now, he moves on to priorities. What do you care about, and why does it matter?

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(Preaching through the sermon on the mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 16, 2017.)