Greed, power, selfish gain. We can easily get caught up in the values that guide our world. But on a mountainside in Galilee, Jesus spoke about the way of a different kingdom. He spoke about loving enemies, giving generously, and living without hypocrisy. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shows us what it means to truly live.
In Sermon on the Mount: Living for God’s Kingdom, Miles Custis guides you through this letter with practical insights and helpful questions. Perfect for studying with a group or with just your favorite Bible, this Bible study will draw you closer to the gospel.
The Not Your Average Bible Study series combines a deep understanding of the biblical text with real-world application that is relevant to our lives today. Drawn from Bible Study Magazine, each volume in this series guides you step-by-step through Scripture, helping you discover powerful insights as you move through the text, digging into the Bible on a whole new level. With discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study, you’ll see how easy it is to apply these lessons to your everyday life. This is not your average Bible study.
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“The Great Commission tells us to ‘go therefore and make disciples of all nations’ (Matt 28:19), but what does being a disciple entail? The Sermon on the Mount—Jesus’ first major teaching in Matthew’s Gospel—tells us what it means to be Jesus’ disciple and a member of the kingdom of God.” (source)
“pay attention to what Matthew emphasizes. Notice how frequently he points out the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy.” (Matthew 1:1–6:18)
“His disciples should serve as His witnesses to the world and point others toward God” (Matthew 1:1–6:18)
“Let’s see what it looks like to be an authentic follower of Jesus.” (Matthew 5:1–7:29)
“righteousness goes beyond what was set forth in the law” (Matthew 1:1–6:18)
Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.