Contrast Community: The Sermon on the Mount

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.

Teachings:

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