The Sermon on the Mount: Introduction

The Sermon on the Mount

Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt 4:17)

Contents:

  1. Introduction: Background and Interpretation

Part 1: The Subjects of the Kingdom (5:3-16)

  1. The Beatitudes (5:1-12)

  2. Salt and Light (5:13-16)

Part 2: The Precepts of the Kingdom (5:17–5:48)


  1. The Fulfillment of the Law (5:17-20)

  2. Murder (5:21-26)

  3. Adultery and Divorce (5:27-32)

  4. Oaths (5:33-36)

  5. Retribution (5:37-42)

  6. Love for Enemies (5:43-48)

Part 3: The Righteousness of the Kingdom (6:1-7:12)

  1. Giving to the Needy (6:1-4)

  2. Prayer and Fasting (6:5-18)

  3. Treasure in Heaven (6:19-24)

  4. Worry (6:25-34)

  5. Judging Others (7:1-6)

  6. Ask, Seek, Knock (7:7-12)

Part 4: The Tests of the Kingdom (7:13-29)

  1. Straight Gates and False Prophets (7:13-20)

  2. A Warning about False Profession, the Blessedness of Obedience, and Epilogue (7:21-29)

Resources:

Robert Deffinbaugh, “The Sermon on the Mount,” Biblical Studies Press, 2006. www.bible.org.

William Hendriksen and Simon J. Kistemaker, New Testament Commentary, vol. 9. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1973).

R. Kent Hughes, The Sermon on the Mount: The Message of the Kingdom (Wheaton: Crossway, 2001)

Jeff Miller, “The Sermon on the Mount” sermon series. http://www.bible.org

Others as noted

This material produced in 2008 by Brad Anderson, Liberty Baptist Church, Antigo, WI.

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