THE SERMON ON
(MATT CH. 5) Part
Matthew chapter five starts
the famous sermon by Jesus Christ known as The Sermon on the Mount.
In this study of this sermon which will be in three parts, Matthew chapters
5-7, we will look at the many great lessons included.
I. THE SETTING
In the first two verses
we are told that Christ saw the multitudes and then went on to the mount
and taught. We can learn from Christ, as did the apostles when they
too took advantage of multitudes. They knew that an audience meant
people might hear.
Christ teaching multitudes:
KJV Matthew 9:8
8. But when the
multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such
power unto men.
KJV Matthew 9:33
33. And when
the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying,
It was never so seen in Israel.
KJV Matthew 9:36
36. But when he
saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they
fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
KJV Matthew 11:7
7. And as
they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John,
What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
KJV Matthew 12:15
15. But when
Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed
him, and he healed them all;
KJV Matthew 13:2
2. And great
multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship,
and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
KJV Matthew 15:30
30. And great multitudes
came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed,
and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
KJV Matthew 19:1-2
1. And it came
to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee,
and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2. And great
multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
KJV Matthew 21:9-12
9. And the multitudes
that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son
of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in
10. And when
he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11. And the
multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12. And Jesus went into
the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple,
and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that
The Apostles too took
advantage of teaching anywhere
KJV Acts 5:42
42. And daily in
the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus
KJV Acts 20:20
20. And how
I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you,
and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
II. THE "THEME"
OF THE SERMON
NOTE THE "SETTING" LEADING
UP TO THE SERMON...
1. In Mt 3:1-3, we read
of the preaching of John the Baptist
a. Who was sent to prepare
the way of the Lord
b. The theme of his preaching
concerned "the kingdom of heaven"
2. In Mt 4, we read of
the beginning of Jesus' ministry
a. After His temptation,
Jesus preaches a message similar to John's - Mt 4:17
b. His preaching in Galilee
pertained to the "gospel of the kingdom" - Mt 4:23 -- Could Jesus' theme
be "the kingdom of heaven"? B.
NOTE A "PHRASE" USED THROUGHOUT
1. "for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven" - Mt 5:3
2. "for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven" - Mt 5:10
3. "...shall be
called least in the kingdom of heaven" - Mt 5:19
4. "...shall be
called great in the kingdom of heaven" - Mt 5:19
5. "...will by
no means enter the kingdom of heaven" - Mt 5:20
6. "Your kingdom come"
- Mt 6:10
7. "But seek first the
kingdom of God" - Mt 6:33
8. ". . . shall enter
the kingdom of heaven" - Mt 7:21
Isn't Jesus talking
about "the kingdom of heaven"? [Both the setting and His repeated use a
particular phrase should lead us to conclude that the "theme" of Jesus'
sermon on the mount is:
"THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
III. THE BEATITUDES VERSES
Verse 3 Poor in Spirit
KJV Luke 18:9-14
9 And he spake
this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous,
and despised others:
10 Two men went
up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee
stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as
other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice
in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican,
standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but
smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you,
this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every
one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted.
Pride is a terrible sin
just as the others murder etc
KJV Romans 1:28-32
28. And even as
they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over
to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient
understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,
32. Who knowing
the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death,
not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Verse 4 Mourners
4 And God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the
former things are passed away.
Verse 5 The Meek (Gentle,
I Corinthians 4:21
21. What will ye? shall
I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
Verse 6 Those who hunger
and thirst for righteousness
KJV Psalms 107:9
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Verse 7 Merciful
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