Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5: 1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.
They are everywhere Jesus goes. They are curious, desperate, hopeful and amazed. They seek out his healing powers. They gather to listen to his teaching and they bring him their sick, their demon-possessed, their lame, their blind. They listen in astonishment when Jesus tells them that the kingdom of God belongs to them.
Who are they? They are the crowds. farmers and fishermen, the poor, the lower classes of society,. But they are also tax collectors, prostitutes, and those labeled “sinners” by the religious powers. They are the people who are healed, forgiven, and freed from demonic powers.
Jesus seems to love the crowds of Galilee. For the most part, he avoids Jerusalem and the larger cities and spends his time near the sea, in the farms and smaller villages. When he looks at thousands of them gathered on a hillside to hear him preach, he sees their hunger, and he feeds them Mark 6:34-44. Sometimes the crowds press a little too close, and he escapes from them in a boat to the other side of the Sea of Galilee or slips away to spend time alone in prayer Matt 14:22-23, Mark 3:7-10, Mark 6:45-46, John 6:15.
Jesus commands us to teach the word of God, In Colossians 3:16 says, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Teaching the word of God is important it's to show us how to obey the Lord.
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