Sermon on The Mount is Only For Unbelieving Jews

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Sermon on The Mount is Only For Unbelieving Jews

Sad, but true, most Christians miss the point that the sermon on the mount is only a message for unbelieving Jews chasing out the law for righteousness.

For as long as I can remember, Christians have been told that the sermon on the mount is a message for Christians and how we should live or strive to live. But the truth is, anyone who hears this sermon is supposed to walk away, feeling totally condemned with no hope. Hell bound. No one should hear this message and feel like that should be their goal for daily living.

In the short video, we are going to examine Matthew 5 and we are going to break it down piece by piece. You will discover a few things:

  • The sermon is only addressing Jewish people
  • Jesus is going to show them they don’t even understand how perfect and holy the law REALLY is
  • When Jesus gets done pointing out the true stand of the law, every human being on earth should be realizing how hopeless they are, and how desperately they need a better covenant found it on better hopes

This, if nothing else, should show us how we all need Jesus, forgiveness, the cross, and the promises of being saved, through faith, apart from works of the law.

Author: Mike Cynar

Mike Cynar was raised in a church setting where he frequently noticed that many attendees would eventually drift away. The church labeled these individuals as ‘back sliders’ or ‘fake Christians’ just looking for ‘fire insurance’. However, Mike realized the issue was rarely with these individuals but instead with the church’s message itself. The teachings heavily emphasized behavior improvement and one’s flaws, with only a fleeting mention of one’s identity in Christ. It felt as though every sermon was tailored to the church of Corinth, who as we know or committing sins that even unbelievers don’t partake in. This trend was noticeable not just in one denomination, but across Baptist, Catholic, Pentecostal, and many other churches. Upon understanding the true essence of the gospel – that our righteousness comes from Jesus’ actions, not our own – Mike was inspired to liberate believers from lifeless sermons and reconnect them with the genuine teachings of Jesus. He believes that one can nurture a vibrant and growing bond with Jesus, unhindered by rigid religious practices. And thus, “Jesus Without Religion” was born.

It turns out that it is grace that leads to repentance. And if our heart is to get others to walk in the Spirit and live a godly life, then the best approach is not a beat down sermon, but rather to remind other that it is only when we understand our true identity in Christ that we will live it out. Yes, it’s true, if you’re convinced that God thinks you’re a dirty sinner, you will ultimately continue a lifestyle that mirrors that view, but if you truly believe that even on your worst day, you are called holy, sanctified, justified, and will be presented blameless in the end, well, it turns out this is the secret to living out on the outside what has been worked in to the inside.

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