Matthew 5-7: Sermon on the Mount

One of the five Jesus’ public teachings recorded in the Gospels. It is the longest of the five and the most well known. Some similarities exist between many of the discourses which leads me to believe that Jesus may have had a “stump” sermon with certain messages he wanted to consistently share with the masses.

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, spent a great deal of time reading, preaching and writing on the Sermon on the Mount. He felt that it was one of the cornerstones of learning for followers of Christ.

The reason I bring this up is that I use this as a regular part of my devotions. First, it describes a beautiful representation of the Christian life. It’s instruction is practical and pointed. Secondly, IT IS JESUS’ SERMON. I can’t think of time better spent than at Christ’s feet listening to what he has to say.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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