Current Sermon Series


Someone once criticized C. S. Lewis for “not caring for the Sermon on the Mount.” He replied, “As to ‘caring for’ the Sermon on the Mount, if ‘caring for’ here means ‘liking’ or enjoying, I suppose no one ‘cares for’ it. Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledge hammer? I can hardly imagine a more deadly spiritual condition than that of a man who can read that passage with tranquil pleasure.” [God in the Dock, pp. 181-82].

In the Gospel of Matthew, the Sermon on the Mount is presented as a new teaching, a teaching for the first Christians comparable in influence to that of the Torah on the Jews. But it is a pointed teaching, and—as Lewis notes—an intense one. Join us as we focus on the bedrock of the Christian faith. 

August 1: Being Blessed in an Upside Down Kingdom: The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)

August 8: Moving Beyond Actions to the Heart (Matthew 5:20-48)

August 15: “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”: Living Faith Without Hypocrisy (Matthew 6:1-18)

August 22: Seeking First the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:19-34)

August 29: Praying for Others (Matthew 7:1-12)

September 5: Foundations Matter (Matthew 7:21-29)