Fall Sermon Series

Fall Sermon Series

Matthew writes in Matthew 7:28, “When Jesus had finished this sermon, the crowds were astonished at His teaching, 29 because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.”

Jesus speaks with an authority that amazes His listeners. He doesn’t speak as some wise mentor who passes on tweetable tidbits of wisdom that He has gained from others. He speaks as God’s unique King. Nowhere does Jesus speak more clearly about what it looks like to follow Him than in the Sermon on the Mount.

As God’s King, He invites His hearers into His kingdom and explains how life lived under God’s loving rule is extremely different than life lived under the assumptions of both religious and secular power structures.

It’s a provoking and counter-intuitive announcement about what happens when God shows up:

The poor, the meek, and those who mourn are called blessed.
Enemies are loved, the poor are cared for and God’s will is done on earth.

Our prayer is that our lives be amazed and renewed as we trek through Matthew 5-7 in this 10 week Journey, The King and His Kingdom.

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