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“PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING:  A STUDY OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT”

Date: December 9, 2018

Speaker: David Roth

Series: “PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING: A STUDY OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT”

Category: New Testament

Scripture: Matthew 5:1–5:12

Sermon Application Questions

  1. Why the title, “Principles of Kingdom Living”?
  2. Explain how the kingdom of heaven can be described as both "present" and "future".
  3. The kingdom of heaven refers to the _________ and _________ of Christ over His church.
  4. Why is the teaching, “you can trust in Jesus Christ as Savior but not Lord”, silenced by the Sermon on the Mount?
  5. It has been stated that if one does not manifest the Christ-like virtues mentioned in the Beatitudes then he does not belong to the kingdom of heaven and therefore is not truly saved.  Why does such a statement not contradict the teaching that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone apart from the works of the law? See 2 Corinthians 5:17 for help with your answer.
  6. When it comes to the Beatitudes, Pastor Dave said it was an all or nothing proposition.  He used the teaching of the Fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23 to support this claim.  Explain why all of these Christ-like virtues must be evident in your life and why you can't pick and choose.
  7. Why is the translation, "Blessed are" to be preferred over "Happy are"?
  8. Describe what "poverty of spirit" looks like and what is its greatest enemy?
  9. What happens after heaven? 
  10. What reward is offered for desiring righteousness, and describe what it means to "hunger and thirst for righteousness?