The Sermon on the Mount Essay

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The sermon at the mount is a collection of teachings and sayings that Jesus preaches to people at Galilee. It takes place after Jesus had been baptized by John the Baptist. This is the longest teaching by Jesus in a single preaching. It is found in the New Testament in the book of Matthew. It transverses chapter five to seven of the Gospel of Matthew. The main theme of sermon of the mountain is how people should relate with other people and God. The sermon is preached at a mountain when Jesus saw the crowd and his disciples’ were following him, he sat at a level ground on the mountain and started to preach. The Preaching’s can be divided it four major parts; The Beatitudes, Lord’s Prayer and parables.
Beatitudes
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Here Jesus tells people who are meek that they will inherit the Promised Land. People who are meek are those who submit to God’s authority.
The fourth beatitude is found in the book of Matthew chapter five verse six and it states; blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Here Jesus teaches the multitude that people who have a great passion and drive for righteousness will have their souls cravings satisfied.
The fifth beatitude is found in the book of Matthew chapter five verses seven. This is a beatitude between man and his fellow humans. It states; blessed are the merciful for they shall be shown mercy. This is a beatitude said in a present tense context. It says those who are showing mercy to fellow human will expect to be shown mercy during judgment day.
The sixth beatitude is found in the book of Matthew chapter five verses eight, it’s a beatitude between man and God and its futuristic in nature. It states blessed are the pure in heart for there will see God. A pure heart is a heart that has only one objective and that is pleasing God. Here Jesus tells the multitudes that those who please God will go to heaven.
The seventh beatitude is found in the book of Matthew chapter five verses nine, it’s a beatitude of how man should relate with other humans. It has a present context. It states that blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children

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