Showing posts with label Sermon on the Mount. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sermon on the Mount. Show all posts

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wise man built his house on a rock


In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he told his followers that if they heard his words and follow his ways they are like a wise man who built his house on a rock, and even though there were great storms it did not fall because it was built on a safe place.

He also said that if his followers did not follow his ways they were like foolish men who built their houses on sand, and the storms destroyed the houses because they were not built on a safe place.

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
house on the rock
(from: wikipedia - parable of the wise and foolish builders)


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Do Unto Others


In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he told his followers to treat other people the way that they themselves want to be treated.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

This is a very popular saying that is sometimes called the golden rule.

golden rule
(from: wikipedia - golden rule)


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ask, Seek and Knock


In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, he told his followers to always ask God for help.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

He told his followers to think of us as God's children. Since people give food to their children and help them, God who is all powerful will give even more to us, his followers.

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

god the father
(from: wikipedia - kingdom of god)


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Do not judge others


In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he told his followers that they should not judge other people.

He said that we all do things wrong, so we shouldn't be judging other people because we are not perfect ourselves.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

judge not
(from: wikipedia - judge not lest ye be judged)


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Treasures in Heaven


In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he tells his followers not to store up treasures for themselves here on earth, but to store them in Heaven.

treasure
(from: wikipedia - treasure)


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Love your Enemy


During Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he told his follows that they should not hate their enemies, but instead should love their enemies.

This can be difficult to do, but God loves all of us.
It can be really easy to love the people who love us back, but to love even our enemies helps us to understand how God loves all of us.
sermon on the mount
(from: wikipedia - sermon on the mount)


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Eye for Eye


In the Old Testament, there was a law saying an eye for an eye, meaning that if you fought with someone and poked out their eye, then you would have to get your eye poked out in return.

This all was a way to keep people from being mean to each other so they didn't get punished.

When Jesus came along, he told people that if someone slapped you on one side of the face you should not hit them back.
Even more than that you should turn the other side of your face even if they wanted to hit you there too.

Jesus wasn't telling us to go get beat up by a bully, he was just trying to tell us that we shouldn't fight people, just walk away from fights.
beatitudes
(from: wikipedia - beatitudes)


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Light of the World


We just learned that in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount he called his followers the Salt of the Earth.

In the next part of his sermon, he calls his followers the Light of the World.

You are the light of the world.
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


Jesus is saying that people look to his followers to show them God's love,
so make sure to show God's love so we are like a bright light shining for everyone.
light of the world
(from: wikipedia - light of the world)


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Salt of the Earth


We just learned about the Beautitudes that Jesus talked about on his famous Sermon on the Mount.

Another thing that Jesus told his followers in his sermon is that we are the salt of the earth.

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

In the time Jesus was speaking, salt was very important. It was used to help food stay fresh, to help make candles last longer, to help plants grow and to make food taste better.

Since it was so important, when Jesus told his followers they were the salt of the earth, he was saying they were very important, and that they needed to be the helpful flavor of the world and helped save people.
salt of the earth
(from: wikipedia - matthew 5:13)


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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Blessed are the meek


Let's keep learning about the Sermon on the Mount.

We've learned about the first of the Beautitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven and
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

The third one is:

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

Meek means mild or gentle or humble.

blessed are the meek
(from: wikipedia - matthew 5:5)


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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Blessed are those who mourn


Let's keep learning about the Sermon on the Mount.

We've learned about the first of the Beautitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The second one is:

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Mourning means you are sad about losing something, usually because someone died.

Jesus is saying that if you are sad, he will always be there to comfort you.
blessed are those who mourn
(from: wikipedia - matthew 5:4)


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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Blessed are the poor


We just learned that Jesus gave a special talk called the Sermon on the Mount.

One of the things he talked about is called Beautitudes.

These are a list of blessed people that Jesus talked about, and the heavenly rewards they would receive.

The first one is:

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

To be poor in spirit or in wealth means that we make God more important in our lives than saving up money and things on the earth.

blessed are the poor in spirit
(from: wikipedia - matthew 5:3)


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Jesus' Sermon on the Mount


When Jesus was walking through towns, he would sometimes go speak to large crowds of people.

The word sermon means something like a speech or someone talking about the bible.
One of the times Jesus went up on a hill to talk to people was so famous that they wrote it all down and we call it the Sermon on the Mount because it was a very big hill like a mountain.

We'll talk more about what the sermon on the mount said next time!

sermon on the mount
(from: wikipedia - sermon on the mount)


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