'Jesus In The Sermon On The Mount'

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prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” (Mark 2:8-10,NLT) Jesus told the man to pick up his mat and go and he did. This opened the eyes of many people of who Jesus was. Having this authority is just one of the many unique ways that Jesus was portrayed.
In the book of Matthew Jesus is showed to be the new law giver. Jesus first shows us this when he refuses the temptation of Satan. Gundry speaks about how after Jesus’s baptism and overcoming the temptation of Satan, he cites scripture he becomes the model of postbaptismal obedience of the law. (p.199) The Sermon on the mount is a great example of Jesus as a New law giver. He began speaking to the people and teaching them. He speaks about the blessing that God gives to those who follow him. “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is
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This means the Jesus didn’t limit himself to only socializing with one group of people. Many thought that the Messiah would limit himself to being with the more righteous people such as the religious leaders. But that wasn’t the case. Jesus surrounded himself with the rich, the poor, the sinners. He didn’t label people by who they were or what they have done. If someone followed him, he would make time for them. In Luke 5:27 Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi he told him to stand up and following him and be his disciple, the man did. Later on Jesus was a guest at Levi’s house. The religious leaders asked Jesus why he would eat with someone as low as a tax collector and Jesus replied, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor- sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” (Luke 5:31-32, NLT) This is a perfect example of how Jesus is a cosmopolitan savor. He views people for who they are and that they know what wrongs they have done. He does not
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