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Life on the Hill

Spring 2024 Chapel

Spring 2024 Chapel

The Sermon on the Mount has been called the most important body of teaching from the life of Christ. It is the most popular of his discourses and is recognized even by those who do not accept him as God’s Son and the Savior of the world. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes the character, attitudes, and actions of those who desire to be citizens of the Kingdom of God. He interprets much of the Old Testament Law in light of his arrival in a manner which challenges the presuppositions of the crowd. Jesus begins this discourse with the Beatitudes and closes it by offering his listeners two types of foundations upon which to build their lives.

Here are some of the topics he addresses:

  1. The Beatitudes (5:3-12)
  2. Being Salt and Light in the World (5:13-16)
  3. Dangerous Anger (5:21-26)
  4. A Lustful Look (5:27-30)
  5. Problematic Promises (5:33-37)
  6. Revenge or Reward? (5:38-42)
  7. Love My Enemy? (5:43-48)
  8. How to Give (6:1-4)
  9. How to Pray (6:5-15)
  10. How to Fast (6:16-18)
  11. God and Possessions (6:19-24)
  12. The Cure for Anxiety (6:25-34)
  13. Do Not Judge (7:1-6)
  14. Ask, Seek, Knock (7:7-12)
  15. The Narrow Road (7:13-14)
  16. Discernment (7:15-20)
  17. Two Foundations (7:24-28)
Name/Title Division Phone
Dr. Scott Stevens
Dean
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
Spiritual Life 903.923.2178 Send Message View Bio