Sermon On the Mount

New Sermon Series, Launching May 12th

Throughout our recent study of Galatians, we have been learning about the doctrine of justification, the concept that one is “made right” before God not through one’s own actions or merit but purely through faith in the actions and merit of Christ. Put another way, a Christian is justified through faith not works. However, this does not mean that good works are irrelevant in the Christian life. Quite to the contrary, believers are indeed called by God to pursue righteousness behavior. As the apostle James puts it so succinctly, “faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (Jas 2:17). Yet, what exactly does it look like to pursue personal righteousness in daily life?

The Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7) is Jesus’ longest recorded sermon, and, through it, He presents his hearers with a vision of the Kingdom-centric life. Scholar Jonathan Pennington describes Jesus’ message as a presentation of the life of “true human flourishing.” We hope that you will join us as we take twelve weeks to explore this pivotal text, not only to seek to understand it, but to live it.