Please join us for this 7 week study. We are meeting Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. starting on January 26
Why study the Sermon on the Mount?
In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, Jesus holds His listeners to a high standard. In Matthew 5:20, He tells them, “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” In verse 48 of the same chapter, He tells his audience, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly father is perfect.”
In these verses, we learn that Jesus is speaking to us who have trusted Him as Savior; In them, He goes beyond our ordinary expectations and illustrates God’s standard of holiness for His people. He desires us to be holy, “perfect as He is perfect.”
Today, maybe more than ever in our lifetimes, we need to be reminded of God’s standards for our lives. We need to heed His instruction to be “salt” and “light” in our world; we need to be “better than” those who give God lip service, without giving Him their heart. We need to learn to live out the “spirit of the law” as Jesus teaches. Only then will the world see Jesus reflected in us and turn their heats toward God, and learn that he alone is worthy of their praise.
For women of all ages
Beginning Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m.