Found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5, 6, and 7, this sermon is a wonderful collection of Jesus' teachings that tells us about living in God's way — in God's kingdom (that is at hand). Matthew tells us that Jesus went up a mountain to preach, and so we are reminded of all the other places in the Bible where people encounter God, and the word of God, on mountaintops. For example, Exodus tells us that Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19-20). First Kings tells us that Elijah encountered God on a mountain (1 Kings 19). So when Matthew says, "Jesus went up a mountain and taught," he is saying to us: "Listen carefully! What you are about to hear is important; God is speaking to you here!"
We hope you will join us for this unique service of lessons and songs as we celebrate the teachings of Jesus Christ. ALL are welcome to worship with us, and #allmeansall.