Passage: Matthew 5:1–5:12
Title: Counter Cultural
Text: Matthew 5:1-12
Sermon on the Mount:
A fixed theology of what belonging to the kingdom of God looks like
Christianity is not what you do, it’s who you are.
- Poor in spirit- spiritually dependent on God not self.
- Those who mourn-mourn over their sin.
- The meek: gentle, self-controlled.
- Hungry and thirsty- for the things of God more than the things of this world.
- The merciful-extend love to those in misery.
- Pure in heart- without a hidden motive, or selfish interest.
- Peacemaker- make situations better, not worse.
- The persecuted- God is always glorified.
“Too many Christians have embraced the myth of safety at the center of God’s will. That just doesn’t match up with reality, spirituality, historically, or scripturally. God is not primarily concerned about our comfort, safety, or prosperity. He desires to be glorified in our lives, and that often comes through faithfulness in the midst of persecution and suffering.”-Ed Stetzer
The Kingdom of God is about being, not doing.