Sunday, October 13, 2013

Matthew 5:1 - 16; Lesson 5

Chuck's study this week:

Lesson     5

Passage Matthew 5:1-16

Content (List of Topics or Events)
Jesus teaches blessed truths and rewards (Matthew 5:1-12)
a. The crowds and teaching (1-2)
b. Inward traits - Poor in Spirit, Mourn, Hunger and thirst for Righteousness (3-6)
b. Outward actions – Merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, Persecuted for righteousness sake (7-10)
c. Our Attitude -Rejoice and be glad (8-11)
Jesus teaches about our role as preservative and example (Matthew 5:13-16)
a. Salt of Earth remains pure (13)
b. Light as a beacon to others glorifying God our Father (14-16)

Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
Jesus teaches blessed truths and rewards
Matthew 5:1-12
Jesus teaches about our role as preservative and example
Matthew 5:13-16

Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
Jesus teaches disciples – truths, rewards, salt role and light example
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To learn that Jesus followers must be humble before God with heart for Him and reflect our Heavenly Father to the world.
Specific Application Questions

1.       In what ways do you humble yourself and reflect the heart of God in your life?

2.       How do you bring a zest for God to others?


Principles to Remember

Christians reflect God with a heart that longs for Him and His desires for this world

We are called to be preservatives and encourage others to follow Christ

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