Today we are concluding our sermon series called Kingdom Culture that walked through the Sermon on the Mount, the teachings of Jesus found in the book of Matthew in the Bible, chapters 5, 6, and 7.
We are moving towards the home stretch of Kingdom Culture, which will conclude next Sunday. Jesus began by teaching us in chapter 5 about our heart, our integrity, our character and how he wants us to live in relationship with him and how to live out that relationship in our world.
Jesus began by teaching us in chapter 5 about our heart, our integrity, our character and how he wants us to live in relationship with him and how to live out that relationship in our world.
How many of you consider yourself a worrier? How many of you consider yourself to not be much of a worrier? I come from a long line of worriers!
Success. From a very early age it is a word that we learn and its implications are taught to us. We understand what it means. Success.
As we continue our series, Kingdom Culture, we have moved through the Sermon on the Mount in chapter 5 of the book of Matthew. We have heard the call of Christ in our character and in how we treat ourselves and those around us.
As we continue our series Kingdom Culture this morning, we are coming to the close of chapter 5 in the book of Matthew. Remember with me that Jesus is preaching what is known as the Sermon on the Mount, which contains the essentials for being His disciple.
As Jesus makes application of His fulfillment of the law, I think that it is fitting and purposeful that He would begin with the inside of a person; that He would focus on the need for us to have pure hearts, minds, and motives.
We are continuing in our series, Kingdom Culture, as we explore the Sermon on the Mount. So far, Jesus has spoken about a Christian’s character, and of the influence he or she will have in the world if they exhibit this character and of this character bears fruit in “good works”- works of obedience to God’s voice.