Sermon-based small groups are an excellent way of digging deeper into the weekly sermon and engaging with the Bible and each other. At Subi Church, resources are provided that coincide with the Bible passage of the weekend sermon so that small group leaders can effectively facilitate sermon-based small groups. The resources differ each week and will generally be available after the services each weekend.
Sermon on the Mount
We are starting a new series on the Sermon on the Mount. This is Jesus’ teaching to his disciples about the kingdom of heaven and what it means to be an authentic disciple of Christ. In Matthew 4:23, we read that “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” That is what Jesus is doing in the Sermon on the Mount, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom.
It can be easy for Christians to read this passage and conclude that these are requirements for us to receive salvation. However, Jesus is not talking about how we receive salvation. Earlier on, Jesus has already called his disciples to follow him (4:18-22). In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is teaching them about what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven and the blessings that come with it. In other words, Jesus is talking about what it means to be an authentic follower of Christ, and the wonderful privileges that come with it.
So, as we come to study the Sermon on the Mount in this series, let us be challenged and encouraged, to be convicted and comforted by the teaching of Jesus. These are words to build our lives upon, like the wise builders in Matthew 7:24-25.
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Previous Sermon Series
|Elijah – Faith or Fickleness (6 Sessions)|
|Ezekiel Bible Studies (10 Sessions)|
|Hebrews Bible Studies (13 Sessions)|
|Kingdom Call Series Studies (10 Sessions)|
|Malachi – Reconnecting with God Series Studies (8 Sessions)|
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