Background of the Sermon on the Mount:
>> Jesus’ longest explanation of life in the kingdom of God.
>> Themes are attitudes, relationships, the Law, life on mission, prayer, giving, suffering, salvation.
>> The Sermon on the Mount has been described as Jesus’ masterplan for the new Temple, which resides in the heart of every believer. He lays the foundation in chapter 5, frames the outer walls in chapter 6, and puts the finishing touches in chapter 7.