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The Sermon On The Mount

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Text Announcement – Matthew 7:13-14 – 1 Minute max
Scripture Introduction
Our text for today is found in the “Gospel of Matthew”
Written by: Levi aka Matthew a disciple of Christ
Between AD 50-70
Written by a Jew, to Jews and about a Jew
The purposes of Matthew’s Gospel are many, one being to convince the Jews that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Jewish messiah.

Context – 2 mins
Our text finds its place in the section famously called “The sermon on the mount”. This sermon is the most famous sermon Jesus ever gave, perhaps the most famous sermon ever given by anyone spanning from chapters 5-7. You can find a condensed version of this sermon in Luke 6:20-49. This sermon covers several topics, too much for us
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John from his earliest days was studious, thoughtful, and reverent. At the early age of twenty-seven he wrote one of the world 's greatest books, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, when he died at Geneva in 1564 he bequeathed to the world the great principles of democracy and religious freedom. The other brother, Charles, pursued a course of profligacy and dissipation and lived life as worthless and infamous as his brother 's life was noble and glorious. How do you explain the difference between those two men? Not heredity, not in environment, not in education, for they had the same heredity, the same environment, the same home, the same early influences. The difference is to be explained in choice.

• We are plagued with many choices in our lives.
• Choices from marriage, to living, work, family, etc.
• A Researcher from Columbia did a study and found that the average person makes about 70 decisions every day.
• That 's 25,500 decisions a year.
• Over 70 years, that 's 1,788,500 decisions.
• But There is one awkward question that demands a decision which has eternal consequences.

How will you respond to Jesus?

In our selected text Jesus is giving us an invitation, a choice to make. He covers the fact that there are four sets of features characterising two paths for man to
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