The Sermon on the Mount Part 1

Matthew 5:1-3

Three Calls from Jesus:
1. Jesus is calling you higher!

Three Calls from Jesus:
1. Jesus is calling you higher!
± Jesus¶ first call, ³Come, follow Me´

Three Calls from Jesus:
1. Jesus is calling you higher!
± Jesus¶ first call, ³Come, follow Me´ ± Jesus¶ next call, ³Come higher!´

Life on a higher plane:
‡ You enter the Kingdom of Heaven the moment you become born again

Life on a higher plane:
‡ You enter the Kingdom of Heaven the moment you become born again ‡ The Kingdom of Heaven is life under the leadership of Jesus Christ

Life on a higher plane:
‡ You enter the Kingdom of Heaven the moment you become born again ‡ The Kingdom of Heaven is life under the leadership of Jesus Christ ‡ The Kingdom of Heaven is life in the King¶s dominion

A life that is truly enviable:

Three Calls from Jesus:
1. Jesus is calling you higher! 2. Jesus is calling you to a life of radical obedience!

Three Calls from Jesus:
2. Jesus is calling you to a life of radical obedience!
± Jesus wants to sit in the seat of authority

Three Calls from Jesus:
2. Jesus is calling you to a life of radical obedience!
± Jesus wants to sit in the seat of authority ± Jesus wants you to become His disciple

³You have heard it said . . . but I say´
³Not everyone who says to me ³Lord, Lord´ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father´

³You have heard it said . . . But I say´
³Not everyone who says to me ³Lord, Lord´ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father´ ³Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice will become like a wise man who builds his house on the rock.´

Three Calls from Jesus:
1. Jesus is calling you higher! 2. Jesus is calling you to a life of radical obedience! 3. Jesus is calling you to draw near to Him!

Three Calls from Jesus
3. Jesus is calling you to draw near to Him!
± Two kinds of followers² ‡ ³the crowd´ ‡ ³His disciples´

His presence is the key to life on a higher plane!
‡ Jesus is the embodiment of the righteous requirements of the Scriptures ‡ Jesus gives living words of guidance for every situation you encounter in life
³You have heard it said . . . but I say´

A life that is truly enviable!

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