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Matthew 5-7 Outline and Overview: Power of Kingdom Living

The Sermon on the Mount

Outline of Matthew 5-7

Living Commentary Series

Paul J. Bucknell

1} Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
2} Outline of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
3} Bible Study Preparation for the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)

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Purpose

Outline of the Sermon on the Mount for Matthew 5-7 is part two of three of the 'Power of Kingdom Living' series. This article introduces the three-part outline for the Sermon on the Mount centered around the kingdom of God.

2} Outline of Matthew 5-7: Sermon on the Mount

Chapters Matthew 5-7 can easily be divided into three sections all having to do with the kingdom of God that was being established: Establishing the standards, emphasizing the scriptural foundations and explaining right living.

A.) Establish New Standards (Matthew 5:1-16)

Jesus declares the eight founding principles or beatitudes of God’s kingdom. As light and salt, the people of God have a powerful influence upon the dark world.
Beatitudes and Salt and Light


B.) Emphasize Scriptural Foundations (Matthew 5:17-48)

Jesus states how His teachings are founded upon the truth of the scriptures. At the same time He exposes how common it is to falsely base ones principles on scripture.

1) Proclaiming Christ the Truth (5:17-20)testing our beliefs with the truth of scripture Matthew 5

2) Persistently Correcting Falsehood (5:21-42)

(a) Murder - Anger (5:21-26)
(b) Adultery - Lust (5:27-30)
(c) Divorce - Covenant breaker (5:31-32)
(d) Oaths - Lack of Integrity (5:33-37)
(e) Retaliation - Bitterness (5:38-42)
(f) Relationships - Self-focused (5:43-48)

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C.) Explain Right Living (Matthew 6-7)

Jesus reveals how wrong attitudes affect ones approach to life: a person serves God or self.

A. Distinguishing devious motivations (6:1-18)

Alms (1-4) | Prayer (5-15) | Fasting (16-18)

Pretentious  Living Matthew 6-7B. Detecting divided hearts (6:19-34)

Treasures (19-23) | Worries (24-34)

C. Discriminating critical spirits (7:1-12)

 Judgmental (1-5) | Gracious (6-12)

D.) Determining undiscerning minds (7:13-29)

Decisions (13-14) | Tests (15-23) | Foundations (24-29)

Next => 3} Bible Study Preparation for the Sermon on the Mount

Other Matthew articles:

Matthew 1:22-23 Bridge of Life; Immanuel
Matthew 5-7 Sermon on Mount: Introduction, Outline, Bible Study
Matthew 5:1-12 The Eight Beatitudes
Matthew 5:21-48 Sermon on Mount: Six Test Cases of Love
Matthew 5:33-37 Sermon on Mount: Walking in Integrity
Matthew 6:21 Sermon on Mount: Detecting Heart Divisions
Matthew 11:28-30 Finding Rest for Your Weary Souls
Matthew 12:7 'I Desire Compassion'
Matthew 15:21-28 Staying Focused on God's Will
Matthew 17:24-27 Trusting God for money
Matthew 18:21-22 Forgive with Liberality