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Lesson Overview

In this lesson you will study Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, focusing on how to interpret it and then on an outline of its major themes. The lesson concludes with a brief survey of two other of Jesus’ larger teachings contained in Matthew.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss various interpretations of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as a basis for your own understanding of its meaning.
  • Name and explain the meaning of seven teachings from the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Discuss Jesus’ teaching in the missionary discourse and on humility and forgiveness.
  • Form principles for Christian living from Jesus’ own teachings on the subject.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Summarize, in two to three paragraphs, your understanding of the essence of the teaching in the Sermon on the Mount in relationship to the Christian life.