In a world of “soundbites,” “headlines,” and “memes,” it can be difficult to get to the truth of what someone is saying. In this sermon, Dr. Mark summarizes the Sermon on the Mount covering the highlights of Matthew chapters five, six, and seven to allow us to hear the sermon as a whole. Jesus is not giving us advice or another set of restrictive rules. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is teaching us that it is possible to become like Him in this life and live with him forever in the next!
A life lived solely to be seen by others is far from the abundant life Christ has for us. A life lived for God, the Audience of One, is the happiest and holiest life. How different would our lives look if we only cared about the opinion of God, the One who loves us more than we ever could imagine?
What is Jesus doing in the Sermon on the Mount? While it may look like he is adding more laws or making existing ones more strict, he is really showing us what the Kingdom Heart looks like. Living a life of love, without anger, is a possible reality for any Christ follower.