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The Sermon on the Mount –

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The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 6:19-34 Based on Making Sense of the Sermon on the Mount John Y. H. Yieh Hypothesis: Our piety bridges the requirements of God’s law and human practice.I. Possessions and Trust (Matt. 6:19-34)1. Yieh asks “How do we [Christians] respond to these two sayings?” [“Do not store up for yourselves […]

Reflection questions for Matthew 6:19-34

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The Sermon on the MountMatthew Chapter 6Matthew 6:19-34 Hypothesis: Our piety bridges the requirements of God’s law and human practice. Teaching about Money and Possessions (Matt. 6:19-24)1. How might this passage address the age-old issue of discipleship in the secular world?2. How does this passage amplify the dual functions of God’s law: (1) exposing sin […]

Reflection Questions for Matthew 6:1-18

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The Sermon on the MountMatthew Chapter 6Matthew 6:1-18 Hypothesis: Our piety bridges the requirements of God’s law and human practice.I. Teaching about Almsgiving (Matt. 6:1-4)1. What do you think is the principal being described by Jesus in these verses? Or, what warning is Jesus issuing to those who choose to follow him?2. What is Jesus’ […]

Reflection questions for Matthew 5:13-48: The Antitheses

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The Sermon on the MountAntithesesMatthew 5:13-48 Hypothesis: The sermon on the mount can be considered a description of the covenant between the faithful and God through the life and ministry of Jesus. Salt and Light (Matt. 5:13-16): an implication of community1. What part of the community’s relationship with God and itself do you think Jesus […]

The Beatitudes: questions for reflection

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The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) Sermon on The Mount What are some of the hazards of contextual interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount (and Scripture in general)? Is contextual interpretation of Scripture intrinsically bad or wrong? Ulrich Luz (a Swiss theologian, b. 1938) hypothesized “a tendency in the mainstream of the church to ‘domesticate’ Jesus’ […]