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?


Joe Blackmon said...


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.