The Sermon on the Mount is the backbone to the principles we are called to live by as Christians. This is the longest running sermon recorded in the Bible from Jesus and happened early in His ministry. He had been baptized by John the Baptist, was tempted in the wilderness, began drawing crowds by his preaching in Galilee, and started calling the men who would become His disciples. We see in Matthew 4:19 that these first four men (Simon called Peter, Andrew, James, and John), once fishermen by trade, would soon help Jesus fish for men and women instead. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Jesus healed the sick and proclaimed the good news of our Father. Word traveled throughout Syria and people flocked to Jesus for healing and spiritual nourishment. People knew Jesus because of His words and His actions. It’s because of His outward display of love that people began to listen to Him. As He saw the multitudes, He went up to a mountainside and sat down, followed by His disciples, and began to teach. As His continual crowd, let’s listen together, paying attention to these 10 things to glean from this important sermon.
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