Of the many addresses that have changed the world, Jesus' on the mountaintop discourse is the most important. The most notable addresses are just variations of the ideas and concepts in the Sermon on the Mount. And it starts with some of the most shockingly upside-down things that have ever been said.
There is a new way to live that Jesus taught us. We can learn to live as free members of this Kingdom no matter where we are. But to do that, we have to be ready to unlearn, re-calibrate, submit, and carefully use what he taught in his sermon.
When we apply the truth about God that Jesus spoke so clearly about in the Sermon on the Mount to our relationships with God and other people, those relationships will change. The outside will not look like it has changed; it will have changed from the inside out.
Let's pray together through the most unique message over the next 21 days. We are sure that we will be amazed, but what will really happen is that we will be changed. As God changes us from the inside out, he can use all of us to keep turning the world upside down for his glory.
The Lord’s Prayer
Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say:
“Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.”
TEACH US TO PRAY
Here are some helpful, quick-read articles, provided as starting points to grow in understanding how to pray:
- 9 Things You Should Know About Prayer In The Bible
- What Did Jesus Teach About Prayer?
- The Lord's Prayer Teaches Us About Every Other Prayer
- 10 Things You Should Know About Prayer
Where should you go from here? Check out pages dedicated to help you plan for these 21 Days together:
You should also consider sharing with your Community Group how it is that you'll be participating this year.