"The Sermon on the Mount"
The Sermon on the Mount was perhaps Jesus’ most famous sermon. It
contained the Lord's prayer, the beatitudes, and the golden rule, all of which have as
much meaning today as they did 2000 years ago. Every aspect on life was preached
about: how to pray, how to treat others, how to look at yourself and God, theology, and
basic rules for life. The way Jesus spoke to the crowds and his new teaching on old,
long-studied subjects amazed even his critics. He was unlike anyone they had ever
seen or heard.
Jesus style of teaching may have made more sense to the people of his day
than the teachings of Moses. This angered some of the listeners, yet it was
undeniable that Jesus had wisdom no one had witnessed before. He enlightened
people, he encouraged them, and he scolded them, but in a productive way in an effort
to improve their lives.
Jesus made it clear that he had come to earth to help man, not to condemn him.
This sermon demonstrates his love for them. He practiced what he preached, and in
doing so, became a friend, a leader, and an example for them to emulate. There are
many things to learn, a single sentence could be analyzed time and time again, with
each time seeming new and bringing forth additional knowledge to help you for a
The one topic in this sermon that is most evident in my life is giving to those in
need. I find it easy to spread God's love by being generous in my time, reaching out
whenever I can to help those who need it because God has blessed me in ways I could
never imagine, nor repay. However, when looking at my weaknesses, I find that I focus
too much on the things of this world, instead of keeping my eyes on heaven and the
endless treasures that await me there.
I know I will never be perfect and at times I struggle, just as Adam and Eve did in
the Garden of Eden. However, the Sermon on the Mount is an encouragement to me,
as well as to the rest of...