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Sermon Notes: Matthew 5:1-6

Sermon Notes: Matthew 5:1-6

SERMON NOTES & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-6

Pastor: Dr. Edgar Aponte

Date: August 13, 2023

 

 

SERMON OUTLINE

 

MAIN MESSAGE:

  • Jesus, the greater Moses, brings the blessings of the kingdom and enables the expected obedience of those who follow Him
    • Observations:
    • In the Old Testament, mountains played key roles in turning points in Israel’s history, becoming great theological symbols.
      • See Mount Ararat, Mount Moriah and Mount Sinai
        • Exodus 19:3; 24:15, 18; 34:4.
      • Matthew is giving us more than geographical information. Jesus’s ascent of a mountain speaks of divine revelation.
        • Matthew describes Jesus’ mountain visits as the place for the presentation of a very significant event (Matthew 5:1; 15:29; 17:1-2, 5; 24:3; 28:16).

 

 

 

1 POINT OF APPLICATION:

  1. You enter the Kingdom by acknowledging your need of the King. Humble yourself before the Lord!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERMON-BASED DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

(SMALL GROUPS)

 

LEADER’S NOTES:

  • The purpose of your group time is to reflect on God’s truth together, discussing how it impacts your life and walk with Jesus.
  • There are more questions than you can cover in one group. Just use the ones that will best facilitate discussion in your group.
  • Feel free to edit/rephrase the questions to fit your personality and style.

 

GENERAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out to you from the sermon (or from the passage)?
  2. What parts are the most challenging and why?
  3. What parts are the most exciting/helpful and why?

 

SERMON DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

 

READ MATTHEW 5:1-6

1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

 

  1. Which of these beatitudes resonates with you most readily and why?

 

  1. Which one do you find the most challenging to understand or embrace and why?

 

  1. READ LUKE 18:10-14. How does this parable illustrate what it means to be “poor in spirit”? How does it help you understand the value of this beatitude?

 

  1. How does this passage affect the way you think of what it means to be blessed?

 

  1. How are each of the promises (for they shall…) connected to the beatitude in that same verse? How does that help you better understand what Jesus is saying?

 

  1. What would it look like, for you personally, to respond to this teaching today?