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The Sermon on the Mount #1 - Attitude Adjustment

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The Sermon on the Mount #1:

Attitude Adjustment

Text:  Matthew 5:1-9

Thesis:  To



A.    We are to be dependant upon God (Mat. 5:3).

1.      We can’t make it ourselves.

2.      We must let go of self and submit unto God, and He will take care of us (Mat. 6:25-34).

B.     We must desire not to sin (Mat. 5:4).

1.      Sin will separate one from God (Isa. 59:1,2).

2.      We must have Godly sorrow (II Cor. 7:10).

C.     We must determine to be strong in the Lord (Mat. 5:5).

1.      Meekness is not weakness.

2.      Moses was meek (Num. 12:3).

3.      The strength is in the Lord.

4.      We must fight in the name of the Lord (I Sam. 17:45).

D.    We must be diligently seeking righteousness (Mat. 5:6).

1.      The soul of the diligent shall be made fat (Prov. 13:4).

2.      The ASV—“Give diligence…” (II Tim. 2:15).

E.     We must demonstrate mercy to others (Mat. 5:7).

1.      We must extend mercy in order to obtain mercy.

2.      We must forgive in order to be forgiven (Mat. 6:15).

F.      We must be dedicated to seeking purity (Mat. 5:8).

1.      Our whole being should be acceptable in God’s sight.

2.      We must buy the truth and sell it not (Prov. 23:23).

G.    We must display peace in our lives (Mat. 5:9).


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