Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 12

            As we focus on Matthew's exhaustive record of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount, we learn that the "Kingdom of Heaven" is different from the "Kingdom of God". All throughout the book of Matthew, it seems that the "Kingdom Of Heaven" is tied directly to the future rule of Jesus Christ over the Earth. Knowing this really helps us understand what Jesus meant when he said things like, "the meek shall inherit the earth." Who are the meek and what is the inheritance? And WHEN will the meek inherit the Earth? And how? Jesus said that "their righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees" and they must "be perfect just as their Father in Heaven is perfect." How could any of us possibly fulfill those requirements? Fortunately for all of us, Jesus also began this lecture by personally claiming responsibility for fulfilling the Law on our behalf. "I did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall pass from the law till all be fulfilled."

1 Hour 25 Minutes
March 1, 2010

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I. Jesus Heals Another Multitude From All Over Judaea and Jerusalem.
A. Luke 6:17-19

II. The Beginning Of Jesus' Famous Sermon On The Mount: According To Matthew.
A. Matthew's Record VS Luke's Record Of The Sermon
B. The Kingdom Of God vs The Kingdom Of Heaven.
C. Blessed Are The Poor?
D. Matthew 5:1-3
E. Luke 6:20

III. The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth: Who Are The Meek And What Is The Inheritance?
A. Matthew 5:4-5
B. Psalm 37:1-11
C. Romans 8:14-17

IV. Scales Of Spiritual Maturity: Hungering And Thirsting For Righteousness.
A. Matthew 5:6-10
B. 1st John 1:7-10
C. Hebrews 4:13-16

V. Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted For My Sake.
A. Matthew 5:11-12
B. Luke 6:22-23

VI. What It Really Means To Be "Light Of The World And Salt Of The Earth".
A. Matthew 5:13-16

VII. Jesus Personally Takes Responsibility For Fulfilling The Law And The Prophets.
A. Matthew 5:17-18

VIII. Righteousness That Exceeds The Righteousness Of The Pharisees.
A. Matthew 5:19-20

IX. Murder And Adultery Of The Heart.
A. Matthew 5:21-30

X. Overuse Of The Phrase "In God's Eyes".
A. Matthew 5:31-37

XI. Loving Your Enemies & Turning The Other Cheek.
A. Matthew 5:38-40
B. Luke 6:29

XII. Where The Phrase "Going The Extra Mile" Came From.
A. Matthew 5:41

XIII. Giving To Those In Need.
A. Matthew 5:42
B. Luke 6:30

XIV. Loving Your Enemies & Praying For Those Who Persecute You.
A. Matthew 5:43-45
B. Luke 6:27-28

XV. What Makes You Different If You Only Love Those Who Love You?
A. Matthew 5:46-47
B. Luke 6:32-35

XVI. "Be Perfect, Just As Your Father Is Perfect & Be Merciful, Just As Your Father Is Merciful."
A. Matthew 5:48
B. Luke 6:36