In Jesus' famous sermon on the mount, he unpacks his picture of who his people are meant to be. Jumping from topic to topic, he explains how being a follower of Jesus impacts your morality, your ethics, your sexuality, your finances and more.
In all of it, his goal is to create a counter-cultural contrast community–a group of people who live actively in the world, but at the same time are distinct from it. We explore what it means to live a life that is both attractive and sometimes offensive to the watching world.
In this series, we sift through Jesus' teaching on what a counter-cultural community of human beings can look like, using his sermon on the mount as a guide.
Week 1: Salt & Light
Kent Bateman / February 5, 2017 / Matthew 5:13-16
Week 2: The Good Kind of Goodness
Kent Bateman / March 5, 2017 / Matthew 5:17-20
Week 3: Anger, Bitterness, & Conflict
Kent Bateman / April 2, 2017 / Matthew 5:21-24
Week 4: Sex in its Context
Kent Bateman / May 7, 2017 / Matthew 5:27-30
Week 5: Loving Your Enemies
Ant Frederick / June 4, 2017 / Matthew 5:43-47
Week 6: The Choice Between God & Money
Kent Bateman / August 6, 2017 / Matthew 6:19-24
Week 7: Antidotes for Anxiety
Kent Bateman / August 13, 2017 / Matthew 6:25-34
Week 8: Do Not Judge?
Kent Bateman / August 20, 2017 / Matthew 7:1-6