Yesterday, I finished my series on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7. I did my best in the last sermon to sum up the Sermon surrounding one theme: Christ’s authority. I find it important that, as the greatest sermon ever preached reached its conclusion, Matthew chose to highlight the following: “And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.” (Matthew 7:28-29) Immediately after this, Matthew describes Jesus’ authority over sickness, storms, and demons. Obviously, the Spirit wants us to consider Christ’s authority!
So I ask you: have you considered the authority of Jesus over your life? The Sermon on the Mount is not an optional ethics guide. It is a confrontation from a king who is clearly describing what life looks like in His Kingdom. Give this sermon a listen, and consider whether or not you’ve truly owned up to Jesus’ Lordship over your life.
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