The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ inaugural address in which He lays out His vision of life in the kingdom of heaven. This sermon is all about Jesus and why we must submit to him! Beginning with the beatitudes, He announces that only the humble and merciful are blessed and approved by God! It is not the courageous, the wise, the temperate, the intelligent, or the attractive that are blessed. According to Jesus, the blessed life in His kingdom is enjoyed by the poor, sad, lowly, hungry, and mistreated!
Theme: The blessed life in Christ’s Kingdom is expressed by humility towards God, mercy towards men, which triggers opposition from the world.
1. Kingdom Citizens Walk Humbly Before God (1-6)
2. Kingdom Citizens Act Mercifully Towards Men (7-9)
3. Kingdom Citizens Trigger Opposition From the Outsiders (10-12)