Sermon On The Mount Notes

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Blessed are the peacemakers. Blessed are the meek. Peacemakers will be the sons of God.

Mat 5:3 Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Mat 5:4 Happy are those who are sad: for they will be comforted.
Mat 5:5 Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.
Mat 5:6 Happy are those whose heart’s desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire.
Mat 5:7 Happy are those who have mercy: for they will be given mercy.
Mat 5:8 Happy are the clean in heart: for they will see God.
Mat 5:9 Happy are the peacemakers: for they will be named sons of God. – Gospels according to Matthew

Law And Commandments

Do not murder but also do not let anger enter your heart or allow animosity to prosper.

Mat 5:21 You have knowledge that it was said in old times, You may not put to death; and, Whoever puts to death will be in danger of being judged:
Mat 5:22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be in danger of being judged; and he who says to his brother, Raca, will be in danger from the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, You foolish one, will be in danger of the hell of fire.
Mat 5:23 If then you are making an offering at the altar and there it comes to your mind that your brother has something against you,
Mat 5:24 While your offering is still before the altar, first go and make peace with your brother, then come and make your offering. – Gospels according to Matthew

Do not commit adultery in deed or thought.

Mat 5:27 You have knowledge that it was said, You may not have connection with another man’s wife:
Mat 5:28 But I say to you that everyone whose eyes are turned on a woman with desire has had connection with her in his heart. – Gospels according to Matthew

Speak truth, say yes if you mean yes, say no if you mean no, do not swear oaths in the name of God.

Mat 5:33 Again, you have knowledge that it was said in old times, Do not take false oaths, but give effect to your oaths to the Lord:
Mat 5:34 But I say to you, Take no oaths at all: not by the heaven, because it is the seat of God;
Mat 5:35 Or by the earth, because it is the resting-place for his foot; or by Jerusalem, because it is the town of the great King.
Mat 5:36 You may not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
Mat 5:37 But let your words be simply, Yes or No: and whatever is more than these is of the Evil One. – Gospels according to Matthew

Turn the other cheek. Violence begets more violence.

Mat 5:38 You have knowledge that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Mat 5:39 But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned.
Mat 5:40 And if any man goes to law with you and takes away your coat, do not keep back your robe from him.
Mat 5:41 And whoever makes you go one mile, go with him two.
Mat 5:42 Give to him who comes with a request, and keep not your property from him who would for a time make use of it. – Gospels according to Matthew

You should love all; including those who would do you harm; even tax collectors.

Mat 5:44 But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;
Mat 5:45 So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.
Mat 5:46 For if you have love for those who have love for you, what credit is it to you? do not the tax-farmers the same?
Mat 5:47 And if you say, Good day, to your brothers only, what do you do more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same?- Gospels according to Matthew

Do good works but don’t be self righteous.

Mat 6:1 Take care not to do your good works before men, to be seen by them; or you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Mat 6:2 When then you give money to the poor, do not make a noise about it, as the false-hearted men do in the Synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Truly, I say to you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:3 But when you give money, let not your left hand see what your right hand does:
Mat 6:4 So that your giving may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward. – Gospels according to Matthew

Pray in private. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Mat 6:5 And when you make your prayers, be not like the false-hearted men, who take pleasure in getting up and saying their prayers in the Synagogues and at the street turnings so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:6 But when you make your prayer, go into your private room, and, shutting the door, say a prayer to your Father in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
Mat 6:7 And in your prayer do not make use of the same words again and again, as the Gentiles do: for they have the idea that God will give attention to them because of the number of their words.
Mat 6:8 So be not like them; because your Father has knowledge of your needs even before you make your requests to him. – Gospels according to Matthew

Lord’s Prayer

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

All possessions are fleeting; ultimately temporal pursuits are futile. Live in the moment.

Mat 6:19 Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
Mat 6:20 But make a store for yourselves in heaven, where it will not be turned to dust and where thieves do not come in to take it away:
Mat 6:21 For where your wealth is, there will your heart be.
Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye; if then your eye is true, all your body will be full of light.
Mat 6:23 But if your eye is evil, all your body will be dark. If then the light which is in you is dark, how dark it will be!
Mat 6:24 No man is able to be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other, or he will keep to one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.
Mat 6:25 So I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about food or drink, or about clothing for your body. Is not life more than food, and the body more than its clothing?
Mat 6:26 See the birds of heaven; they do not put seeds in the earth, they do not get in grain, or put it in store-houses; and your Father in heaven gives them food. Are you not of much more value than they?
Mat 6:27 And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself a cubit taller?
Mat 6:28 And why are you troubled about clothing? See the flowers of the field, how they come up; they do no work, they make no thread:
Mat 6:29 But I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 But if God gives such clothing to the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is put into the oven, will he not much more give you clothing, O you of little faith?
Mat 6:31 Then do not be full of care, saying, What are we to have for food or drink? or, With what may we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 Because the Gentiles go in search of all these things: for your Father in heaven has knowledge that you have need of all these things:
Mat 6:33 But let your first care be for his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these other things will be given to you in addition.
Mat 6:34 Then have no care for tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Take the trouble of the day as it comes. – Gospels according to Matthew

Do unto others as you would have them do to yourself.

Mat 7:12 All those things, then, which you would have men do to you, even so do you to them: because this is the law and the prophets. –  Gospels according to Matthew

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