Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)


I.      The Setting  (Matthew 5: 1-2)

II.    Opening (Matthew 5: 3-16)

a.     The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12)

                                               i.     Blessings for those broken coming to salvation (Matthew 5: 3-5)

                                             ii.     Blessings for those who respond, hungering for the Gospel (Matthew 5: 6)

                                            iii.     Blessings for those receiving attributes of God in faith

   (Matthew 5: 7-9)

                                            iv.     Blessings for those as the world responds to their faith

    (Matthew 5: 10-12)

b.     Commission to serve in Faith (Matthew 5: 13-16)

III.  Jesus’ Exposition of the Law (Matthew 5:17 – 6: 34)

a.     Relationship of the Son to the Law (Matthew 5: 17-20)

b.     The Law in Man’s Obligation regarding Man (Matthew 5: 21-48)

                                               i.     Exposition of 6th Commandment (Matthew 5: 21-26)

                                             ii.     Exposition of the 10th Commandment (Matthew 5: 27-30)

                                            iii.     Exposition of the 7th Commandment (Matthew 5: 31-32)

                                            iv.     Exposition of the 3rd and 9th Commandments (Matthew 5: 33-37)

                                             v.     Exposition of the 8th Commandment (Matthew 5: 38-42)

                                            vi.     Summation of the Law regarding Man’s obligation to Man (Matthew 5: 43-48)

c.     Exposition of the 4th Commandment (Matthew 6: 1-18)

                                               i.     The Heart behind serving the poor (Matthew 6: 1-4)

                                             ii.     The Heart behind prayer (Matthew 6: 5-15)

1.     Praying with humility (Matthew 6: 5-8)

2.     Praying the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13)

3.     Praying for Forgiveness (Matthew 6: 14-15)

                                            iii.     The Heart behind Fasting (Matthew 6: 16-18)

d.     Exposition of the 2nd Commandment (Matthew 6:  19-24)

e.     Exposition of the 1st Commandment (Matthew 6: 25-34)

IV. Application of the Law to the life of the Faithful (Matthew 7: 1-14)

a.     Judging Others (Matthew 7: 1-6)

b.     Asking God in Faith (Matthew 7: 7-11)

c.     The Golden Rule (Matthew 7: 12)

V.   Warnings against the Snares of the Devil (Matthew 7: 13-27)

a.     Straight Gate and Narrow Way (Matthew 7: 13-14)

b.     False Prophets (7: 15-27)

                                               i.     Recognized by their fruit (Matthew 7: 15-20)

                                             ii.     Recognized by Christ’s rejection of them (Matthew 7: 21-23)

                                            iii.     Recognized by their shifting foundation (Matthew 7: 24-27)

VI. The Response of the People to Jesus’ Teaching (Matthew 7: 28-29)



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