The Sermon on The Mount is one of Jesus longest and most admirable Sermons ever preached*. I learned this sermon as a child when my family took me to church every Sunday. I thought it was refreshing to reread this sermon as an adult. I discovered that Jesus gave me the “blueprints” to happiness and many other blessings of God from this wonderful Sermon.
Jesus began with the beatitudes on how to be happy which I found notable. The word “blessed” from the original Greek language means “happy” *. I decided to take Jesus up on that by starting to practice keeping mercy, kindness, forgiveness, love, peace, and all the fruits of the Spirit close to my mind, body, and heart every day. (Matt 5:6-7)
I saw my personal pattern that I went through starting with admitting that I was not as strong as I thought (Matt. 5:3), then I had a deep remorse for my sins (Matt.5:4). Finally, I found a whole new way to live (Matt. 5:6)
By allowing God to work through me , in me , for me , and with me I was able to remove myself from anger , jealousy, failure, depression, laziness, and then I was finally able to “see” God. (Matt.5:8). I have a deep inner knowing in my Spirit I know that I belong to God as His child. I do not have to guess or wonder if I am blessed, I know I am blessed! ( Matt.5:9-10)
While reading this Sermon I noticed Matthew 5:24-27 really caught my attention. I am taking that verse along with the Beatitudes and the other great lessons from this sermon and I am going to apply them to my life. I’m taking action to make these teachings work for me. I’m in the process of building my foundation which is grounded in Jesus Christ. I feel a great sense of gratitude toward Jesus for speaking to me through His Sermon.
In conclusion, I no longer just hear the words of the gospel and then continue living a life contrary to God. This sermon gave me more motivation to keep pursuing the fruit of the Spirit by deepening my relationship with Jesus. By fully trusting in Jesus, obeying His Spirit, and putting in effort I have achieved success. I have faith that God will keep revealing Himself to me as I patiently wait on him. (Isiah 40:31)
By Jerry Ringi
Its now time and its been going well for almost five months and God has brought me so far. I take action and keep scripture close in my mind , I play worship music, I seek , knock , and ask! The seeds are finally taking root in solid ground and bearing good fruit. I am excited , grateful , and owe it all to Jesus , of course!
The Bible verse that really caught my attention was Matthew 5:24-27. I am currently in the process of building my foundation which is grounded in Jesus Christ and now is grounded on the way of Jesus. I am putting effort into becoming all that God has called me to be. I am incredibly grateful that God has enlightened me , healed me , loves me , guides me , blesses me , and so much more.
In conclusion, I no longer just hear the words of the gospel and then continue living a life contrary to God. Its now time and its been going well for almost five months and God has brought me so far. I take action and keep scripture close in my mind , I play worship music, I seek , knock , and ask! The seeds are finally taking root in solid ground and bearing good fruit. I am excited , grateful , and owe it all to Jesus , of course!
Matt.5:24 The wise man who builds his house on the rock really stuck out to me. I really am going to incorporate that info my life. I am in the process of building my foundation for my life. I had already started listening and obeying The Holy Spirit and putting most of these practices into action in my life. This scripture gives me a firm hope of my future and a certain sense of security and structure for my life.
I am going to be that man that when the rain fell and the winds blew hard my house stood secure. I am going to set aside ten minutes in the morning to ask God to guide me into His word. I went from a person who “ just listened “ to the Sermon On The Mount as a child and young adult to a man who now willing to put in the effort to practicing this way of life,