What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel contains Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like and to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture which include the Sermon on the Mount, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When does this 9-week study begin and end?
A:This Monday study begins Sept. 10 and ends Nov.12th.
Q: Do I need to purchase any materials for this study?
A: There is a “Sermon on the Mount” study guide that follows the weekly videos and includes a personal study for each week. It will be available for purchase at the Northland Bookstore approximately three weeks before the study begins.
Q: My schedule changes. Is it ok to go back and forth between the Monday morning and Tuesday evening groups?
A: Yes! Feel free to alternate groups as often as you want.
Q: I'll be out of town and will miss the first week or two of study Is it still ok to join?
A: Yes! It’s never too late to join in the study and fellowship – we’d love to have you with us!
Q: I'm bringing a few friends with me to study. Can we all be in the same group?
A: Yes! Simply register them when you sign up, including their email address and cell phone contact.
Q: I'm new to Northland. Where is The Rink?
A: The Rink is a separate building that sits to the right of the main building.
Q: Where can I find information on other Northland groups or activities that focus on women?
A: Northland's monthly newspaper, RESPOND, is available at kiosks in the church lobby. You can also view it online.
Q: Where is child care located, and what is the age range?
A: Child care is located in the main church building. Ages range from infant through fifth grade. You register for child care when you sign up for the study.