The Sermon on the Mount and its Importance Today

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The Sermon on Mount and its Importance Today
Jesus Christ nearly 2,000 years ago gave mankind the most powerful and profound sermon every preached, the Sermon on the Mount. We can find essential parts of this teaching in the Bible. The Sermon on the Mount contains the essence of the teaching of Jesus, how convert Christians are to live and the fundamental statements for a life in accordance with the laws of God, guidelines for our relationship with our fellow men, with the animals, with nature. The one who puts these teachings into practice in his daily life will soon feel that his life is changing, that it is becoming peaceful and positive. In the paper I will focus on three elements of the sermon that I believe are critical for
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The early Christians were commanded to be faithful to doing what they had sworn to do. If they didn’t they could be struck died, like Annais and Sapphira. People were once to be able to count on the oath you made. Today we will sometimes try to sound more convincing with the words, "I promise" or "I swear" but that is often as far as it goes. As children we may have tried at times to make a commitment less binding by crossing our fingers behind our backs. But we still struggle with the idea of making our yes or no suffice. I think some of what is behind this is that we wish to appear as generous, open, and flexible as we can while at the same time keeping a tight hold on what we actually end up doing for others. Sometimes we say "maybe" instead of "yes" or "no" because we think it makes us look more open than we truly are. Unfortunately this often forces the other person to remain suspended in a position of indecision which stifles trust and even prevents cooperation and fellowship. A maybe does not invite trust, confidence or partnership. To have your yes be yes and your no be no, means that there is no slippage between what you say and what you do. You do not appear to be anything else than who you truly are. We affirm our abilities, potentials, and moral priorities with our yes’s and admit our practical and moral limitations with our no’s. Our word is

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