Tuesday, June 3, 2008

He Sat Down and Taught Them

This past Sunday morning Pastor Voigt preached on "the prelude" to the sermon on the mount.

Matthew 5:1-2 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, ...

A couple of points that Pastor Voigt made about the sermon on the mount are:


  • This is the longest section of uninterrupted teaching/preaching by Jesus that is recorded. It spans all of chapters 5, 6, and 7 of Matthew

  • Jesus is not preaching the gospel here. This is primarily teaching aimed at his disciples, that is, born again believers.

  • As a born again believer, when was the last time you read through this greatest of sermons?

2 comments:

Joe Blackmon said...

Lee

I've acuatlly been reading this myself lately as I'm preparing to blog though it. It's a masterful sermon. I think the most interesting part is the "You have heard it said....but now I say to you".

St.Lee said...

Yes, Joe, I think a lot of Christians are at least a little surprised to find out that, at least in some respects, the spirit of the law is more strict than the letter of the law.