Jesus teaches at the end of the sermon on the mount that we need to not only hear his words but we need to obey them (Matthew 7:24 ). Let's take what we learned from God's Word on Sunday and put it into practice in our daily lives!
Read Matthew 5:21-26 - Anger
When was the last time you got really angry or irritated at someone? Have you ever tried initiating a reconciling conversation with someone?
(For male only groups.) Read Matthew 5:27-30 - Lust
Are you winning or loosing the battle against lust and pornography?
Read Matthew 5:38-42 - Revenge
When was the last time a family member, friend, co-worker, or stranger treated you wrongly?
How did you respond? How should a Christian respond according to Jesus' teaching here?
Read Matthew 5:43-47 - Loving your enemies
Who is someone who doesn't like you, or whom you do not like?
Have you ever prayed for them? How could you show them love this week?
Read Matthew 5:48 What is our hope for living perfectly according to God's standard?