Sermon On The Mount Prep Essay, Research Paper
The Sermon on the Mount Prep1) Describe the teaching of Jesus in the
sermon on the mount about judgement and forgiveness.? (8)Jesus explained that there were more than
one way to deal with someone causing you a problem. A lot of it was the reverse
of what the penalties in the Levitical laws said. Even they were not that
harsh. They sounded harsh only when a law was broken. If it wasn’t broken,
people could live by them easily. They can do that now.
2) Explain how these techniques might affect the lives of Christians
today.? (7)All of our laws are based on the ten
commandments and other biblical teachings. You might be wondering how a person
can be fined for not paying their taxes. How does this compare with the bible.
Jesus said, "Give to God what is God’s and give to Caesar what is
Caesar’s" If somebody does us wrong, by turning the other cheek, you have
taken the sting out of their assault. They may think "What sort of a fool
would stand their and not defend themselves" They are likely to walk away
3) Explain why Christians might help people who are in prison.? (5)As for people in prison, the first thing
Christians can’t do is judge the person. Their crime for which they are
imprisoned is irrelevant. The person is very relevant. A lot of prisoners have
not heard the word of God. They might say, "The Bible says an eye for an
eye". That might be their entire knowledge of the Bible. Show them the
passage about an eye for an eye and make sure they read the entire passages.
They will know that what they thought before was wrong. The Sermon on the
Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His
disciples came to him,
2 and he began to teach them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say
all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same
way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness,
how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be
thrown out and trampled by men.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it
on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your
good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I
have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest
letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law
until everything is accomplished.
19 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others
to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever
practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of