August 19, 2022 – September 23, 2022
The Sermon on the Mount: Famous Teachings of Jesus
One thing the Bible makes clear is that God’s ways are not our ways. In Jesus’ day, the religious leaders thought they were obeying God’s law, but in their rigid observance, they missed God’s heart. Today, it can be just as easy to confuse our ways with God’s. Thankfully, God doesn’t leave us on our own to guess his ways or his heart. The Gospel of Matthew records what we now refer to as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, a collection of the rich teachings Jesus shared with his disciples, that provided a kingdom perspective on life in this world. In this Groundwork series, we’ll examine the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, and many other teachings from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount to gain wisdom and a kingdom perspective on practical, everyday things like prayer, money, worry, and more. Together we’ll gain a greater understanding of God’s heart and how our daily lives can honor God and reflect his heavenly kingdom on earth here and now.
Episodes in this Series
August 19 , 2022
The Beatitudes: A Kingdom Perspective on People who are Blessed
Jesus corrects our understanding of who is blessed and teaches us how we should be…or become…if we want to reflect the kingdom of God in our own lives.
August 26 , 2022
Salt and Light: A Kingdom Perspective on Jesus' Followers in the World
Using the images of salt and light, Jesus tells us our value and our potential as he sees it and who we are as God's people in the world.
September 2 , 2022
“You Have Heard it Said”: Jesus Teaches Us How to Understand God's Law
Let’s study Jesus’ explanation of God’s law to gain a deeper understanding of both the letter and the heart of God’s law.
September 9 , 2022
The Lord's Prayer: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
Learn to pray like Jesus so that we can better nurture this spiritual habit and cultivate a healthy relationship and strong communication with our God.
September 16 , 2022
Jesus Teaches about Money, Worry, and Judging People
Study Jesus’ caution and instruction so that we might keep ourselves ever aligned with God’s kingdom priorities lest money, worry, or our judgment of others lead us away from God.
September 23 , 2022
Jesus Teaches about Entering God's Kingdom, False Prophets, and Strong Foundations
Join us in studying Jesus' warnings to enter through the narrow gate, to watch out for false prophets, and to be like a wise man who builds his house on a rock, and together we’ll come to better understand how to recognize the distractions and lies of our world and gain strength to weather the storms of life.