Life with the Father pt.2

Men’s Small Group // November 8, 2021

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group working through the Sermon on the Mount and is based on the book The Sermon on the Mount by Sinclair Ferguson.

Matthew 6:19-34

Introduction

  • Hypocrite -> Deliberately  uses religion to cover up his sins and promote his own gains.
    • First step in battling hypocrisy is to be honest with God in our private life.
    • This is also the first step in all of life.
  • Today we are going to look at our anxious heart.
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Life with the Father pt.1

Men’s Small Group // November 1, 2021

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group working through the Sermon on the Mount and is based on the book The Sermon on the Mount by Sinclair Ferguson.

Matthew 6:1-18

Introduction

  • Just like any sermon preached today, this sermon from Jesus builds on itself as it progresses. It expands and develops the central them of the message – The counter-cultural, righteous life of the Kingdom.
  • We have just finished working through Jesus expounding the law and calling us to a righteousness of the heart. A righteousness that goes deeper than trying to find the minimal requirement of the law.
  • The truly righteous man shows his righteousness in righteous deeds.
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Law & Relationships pt.3

Men’s Small Group // October 18, 2021

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group working through the Sermon on the Mount and is based on the book The Message of the Sermon on the Mount by John R. W. Stott.

Matthew 5:38-48

Review of Last Week

  • We are at the end of a 6 part interpretation of the law by Jesus, where he is explaining how Righteousness Works in Daily Life.
  • We need to remember that this righteousness Jesus is talking about centers on  Relationships. The commandment always promotes the righteous opposite.
    • Not Murder –> Reconciliation
    • Not Adultery –> Purity and Integrity
    • Not Swearing Falsely –> Truthfulness
  • This theme is carried on in todays section.
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Law & Relationships pt.2

Men’s Small Group // October 11, 2021

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group working through the Sermon on the Mount and is based on the book The Sermon on the Mount: The Message of the Kingdom by R Kent Hughes.

Matthew 5:31-37

Review of Last Week

  • We are in the middle of a six part interpretation of the law by Jesus, where he is explaining how Righteousness Works in Daily Life.
  • We need to remember that this Righteousness Jesus is talking about centers on  Relationships. The commandment always promotes the righteous opposite.
    • Not Murder –> Reconciliation
    • Not Adultery –> Purity and Integrity
  • This theme is carried on in todays section.
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Law & Relationships pt. 1

Men’s Small Group // October 4, 2021

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group working through the Sermon on the Mount and is based on the book The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World by Sinclair B Ferguson.

Matthew 5:21-30

Fulfill the Law

  • Christ came to fulfill the law. All of the law finds its ultimate fulfillment in Christ.
  • “You have heard that it was said” (v.21 & 27)
    • Notice that Jesus did not say, “It is written.”
    • This is Jesus expanding on verse 20. He is speaking directly to the oral traditions of the scribes and Pharisees that was imposed on the people.
    • These traditions had the effect of turning the law into a list of do’s and don’ts that were focused on external observable actions.
  • Jesus is teaching on the true nature of the law… As it exposes the motives and intents of our heart.
  • KEY POINT: “When an activity is forbidden in God’s word, its positive counterpart is commanded.” p.84
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