Sermon on the Mount

We will explore Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, centering on Amy-Jill Levine’s book Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven. You can find this book through your favorite local bookstore or at Amazon! Levine writes: “The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus’ most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have meant to his disciples, and to the others who first heard them? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?” Here’s a schedule for our discussion:

January 18    Introduction and Chapter 1: The Beatitudes

January 25    Chapter 2: The Extensions

February 1    Chapter 3: Practicing Piety

February 8    Chapter 4: Our Father

February 15  Chapter 5: Finding Your Treasure

February 22  Chapter 6: Living into the Kingdom