The Complete Sermon

In a bid to search the scriptures in a youth fellowship in The Church in Lagos (KRCC), we were enlightened to the super sermon by our saviour Jesus Christ./ The month of January 2013 enabled us to review, research and reveal the gospel book of Matthew. Different findings and views were looked at but one striking summary was the sermon of the mount.

Large crowds followed Jesus from Galilee and the ten towns, from Jerusalem, Judea and the land on the other side of Jordan. Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered round him and he began to teach them.

From chapter 5 verse 1 through chapter 7 of Matthew recorded this complete sermon. I term it the complete sermon because he touched all aspect of life:

  • True happiness (5:3-12),
  • Salt & Light (5:13-16),
  • Law of Moses (5:17-20),
  • Anger (5:21-26),
  • Adultery (5:27-30),
  • Divorce (5:31-32),
  • Vows (5:33-36),
  • Revenge (5:38-42),
  • Love for enemies(5:43-48),
  • Charity (6:1-4),
  • Prayer (6:5-15),
  • Fasting (6:16-18),
  • Riches in Heaven (6:19-21),
  • Light of the body (6:22-23),
  • Earthly Possessions (6:24-34),
  • Judging others (7:1-4),
  • Ask-Seek-Knock (7:7-12),
  • The Narrow gate (7:13-14),
  • Tree and Fruit (7:15-20),
  • Last day denial (7:21-23),
  • The two house builders (7:24-27).

After Jesus had spoken of thee a. interwoven topics, the crowd were amazed and could see the authority with which he taught. Do we exhume such authority when we talk about the scripture? How many of us even read the scriptures?

What marvels me is the scenario I see when I try to picture the crowd listening to the sermon. they didn’t have cushioned seats nor air conditioned room nor even a roof over their heads. yet, they stayed for that long but super sermon. are our pulpits dishing out the complete sermon or sweet sermon to have numerous members?

We have conducive environment to be in fellowship but a 30-45 minutes message is termed long and we are in a hurry to go. we can spend 90 minutes watching a mere football match, over 4 hours watching a seasonal fiction movie. lets learn from the audience at the sermon and the sermon itself.

Give God a chance.

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