April 22 through June 3, 2012
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most familiar pieces of scripture in all of the New Testament, containing such well known selections as the Beatitudes, the call to love our enemies, and the Lord’s Prayer. Yet, amazingly, it is often misunderstood. Some have seen the ethical demands of the text as an expression of a “new legalism” that overrides grace. Others have seen it simply as a way for us to be confronted with our inability to live up to God’s standard. These texts are Jesus' call to his disciples to live by grace in the demands of discipleship as we face the evil of this age and seek to model the reality of the Kingdom that is yet to come.