The sermon on the mount - member book includes a small-group experience for 9 sessions, individual study, applicable scripture, a group discussion guide, and a leader's guide to help group members learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven according to jesus' sermon on the mount. The sermon on the mount describes what our life should be like while we live in faith, in our thoughts, words, and actions jesus said six times in chapter 5, you have heard it said, or but i tell you he was calling people to a new life instead of a legal system, that the pharisees had put upon the people. Way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (mt 7:13-14) after completing the main body of his sermon, jesus turns his attention toward applying what he has said to his audience. Views are misunderstandings of the sermon on the mount what do matthew 5:17-19, 21, 22, 27, 28 say about the idea that, somehow, the law (the ten commandments. Further instruction from the sermon on the mount: prayer and priorities within this sermon is a detailed explanation of how to pray christ said that converted christians are not to be like the hypocrites for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men (matthew 6:5.
All through the sermon on the mount, jesus is driving us past our physical existence and pushing us to look beyond our physical existence to something better unlike dorothy in the wizard of oz, when we pull back the curtain, we find something more spectacular than we expected. The sermon on the mount seems filled with stringent laws of torah, the god-revealed way of life, salvation, and wholeness yet. The sermon on the mount (anglicized from the matthean vulgate latin section title: sermo in monte) is a collection of sayings and teachings of jesus christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the gospel of matthew (chapters 5, 6, and 7.
The sermon gives us an insight into the essential nature of the kingdom of god as it deals with the kingdom's moral demand, its penetration into the inner life, and its universality. The sermon on the mount appears to emphasize what one needs to do to find life however, paul seems to teach that christianity is a religion of grace, not effort or achievement however, paul seems to teach that christianity is a religion of grace, not effort or achievement. Ellen g white writes: in the sermon on the mount he sought to undo the work that had been wrought by false education, and to give his hearers a right conception of his kingdom and of his own char. In the sermon on the mount, jesus is really offering two different paths of salvation: plan a or plan b plan a: you can approach god by earning salvation through good works if you can meet god's standard, you will earn eternal life.
Most people have heard about the first one: the sermon on the mount (matthew 5-7) however, 4 other sermons have been formed out of jesus' sayings around common themes: instructions for disciples in matthew 10, kingdom parables in matthew 13, dealing with sin in the church in matthew 18, and the judgment sayings of matthew 23-25. Embodied in the sermon on the mount is a summation of jesus' basic ethical teaching of the life of a born-again man while the sermon on the mount is not a way of salvation, neither is it only a message to those under the law, for it obviously goes beyond the law. Lessons about the divine standard for the christianõs heart and life of salvation as the sermon sermon on the mount536212i03indd 11 2/26/13 9:30 am. The new testament is characterized by mount zion, with its grace, its salvation and healing, and its promises of peace and blessing (cf heb 12:18-24) the old testament law demonstrates man's need of salvation, and the new testament message offers the savior, the lord jesus christ. This, if it were true, would completely negate not only this parable of the wide and narrow gates, but all of the warnings of god concerning life and death, salvation and damnation, eternal life and the wrath of god.
This sublime sermon bursts with object lessons,  standing on the hills just northeast of the sea of galilee-the traditional location of the sermon on the mount-it is easy to imagine jesus pointing out the many objects he mentions in this sermon. Thus, the sermon on the mount appears to prohibit all oaths (matt 5:34), but this is mitigated by hebrews 6:16 and by paul's habit of calling upon god as witness to ensure the truth of what he says. The salvation theme of the sermon on the mount is underscored in how jesus began the sermon on the mount jesus called us to have a righteousness that exceeds that of the pharisees, absent which you shall in no case enter the kingdom of heaven (matt 5:20. Describing the way to eternal life he said, enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it because narrow is the gate and difficult (or restricted) is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it (verses 13, 14.
In this sense, the sermon of the mount does show the way to salvation the beatitudes for example, the first 12 or so verses of chapter 5, show a progression in the life of the soul there will be this ongoing transformation by the grace of god in the life of a true believer who receives jesus for who he is - king as well as savior. The sermon on the mount page 2 of 3 salt was used as a preservative from corruption salt also creates thirst and introduces flavor salt speaks of inward character that influences a decaying world. I believe that segment of the sermon on the mount ended at the end of matt 5 with the statement, be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly father is perfect (matt 5:48) in contrast, matt 6-7 contain several teachings meant to instruct us on living the christian life. It brings to mind the teaching jesus gives us in the sermon on the mount (matthew 5-7), that our lives are to be reflections of the rock, and not the world around us (1 corinthians 13:12.