Our new series is about Jesus’ most famous sermon. We start at the beginning by looking at the famous Beatitudes, which are all those statements that start with blessed are the… What is Jesus talking about when he says blessed here, and what’s the common thread that ties them all together?
We know worrying isn’t usually helpful… but we often find ourselves caught up in it anyway. Jesus had some words to say about worry in the Sermon on the Mount, and Scott helps us understand His wisdom for dealing with worry.
Judge not, lest you be judged! It’s one of the few Bible verses that almost everyone seems to know, and many take it to mean “just don’t judge anyone at all, ever”. This isn’t actually what the Bible says, however, and Jake walks us through Jesus and Paul’s teachings on the why, who, and how of judging.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus called himself the fulfillment of the law. What’s that all about, and what law is he referring to? Garrett helps us understand what he was talking about and what it means for us.
Fasting is just for super-spiritual people and crazy prophets … or maybe something they did in the Bible that we don’t do any more … right? And if fasting is for us – do we have to? In today’s message Jake looks at Jesus’ teaching on fasting in the Sermon on the Mount and answers all these questions, laying out the what, how, and why of fasting.
Guest speaker Mike Howerton from Overlake Christian Church closes our Sermon on the Mount series with a message about one of the most radical teachings in the whole Sermon: that of a counter-cultural, cheek-turning, mile-walking, outlandish forgiveness.