Sermon Notes

mAy 2th

A Study of the Sermon on the Mount ~ Matthew 5-7


Salt, Light, City on a Hill ~ Matthew 5:13-16


Salt: Today: Bad

        Jesus' Time - Perservative

        Our Mission- Keep the world                             from rotting away


Light: Jesus' Time: Dispels                                            darkness 

          Our Mission: Shine our light                so that God can dispel                    the darkness


City on a Hill: Jesus' Time: Always                     active/draws attention

                     Our Mission: Always                      draw people to Jesus


Has our salt lost its saltiness?

Has our light been hidden from all to see?

  • We are called to be salt, light and a city on a hill.  we need to evaluate ourselves/church body to see where we need to be.



April 25th

A Study of the Sermon on the Mount ~ Matthew 5-7


Using the Beatitudes to reshape our "me" attitude - Matthew 5:1-12


5. Compassionate  Mercy (v 7) 

Showing compassion to someone in need, poor, sick, lost a loved one.

Matthew 25: 34-40


6. Integrity (v 8) Who we are when we are alone or no one is looking.


7. Striving for Harmony (v 9)  It's in not peace at all cost.  It's peace through a relationship with Christ.  The peacemaker is the one who shares Christ with others.


8. Willingness to face persecution

(v 10-12)  1 Peter 4:12-16


What if I don't hav these attitudes?

  1. Realize the need for change.
  2. Ask the Lord for help and strength.
  3. Seek those who will hold you  accountable.
  4. If you fail, don't quit!


April 18th

A Study of the Sermon on the Mount ~ Matthew 5-7


Using the Beatitudes to reshape our "me" attitude - Matthew 5:1-12

  1. Spiritual humility (v 3) Understanding the need of God in your life because we struggle, and flawed and broken.
  2. Sorrow for sin (v 4)  In your life and those around you.  For what in our culture/community, do we grieve?  Have we become desensitized  to the sin around us?
  3. Willingness to endure injustice (v 5)  Jesus is our personal example. Isaiah 53:7
  4. A desire for the things of God (v 6)  What are you yearning/longing for?


What if I don't hav these attitudes?

  1. Realize the need for change.
  2. Ask the Lord for help and strength.
  3. Seek those who will hold you  accountable.
  4. If you fail, don't quit!