What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?
In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right – a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification?
This 9-week study does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King. Does His Word or the Sermon on the Mount still apply in 2021?
Join us on Sunday evening or Tuesday morning for our Spring Bible Study
(new start date due to the winter storm)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Zoom Video Conference
Janet Feith, Sharon Garner, Marilyn Harkness and Bari Scherrer
To register for Sunday Zoom Video Conference click HERE
10:00 am - 11:30 am
In-Person Worship Center
Katy Cummings and Taylor Claiborne
To register for Tuesday In-Person click HERE