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The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
1. TWO KINDS OF HOUSES
A) A House on a Solid Foundation
B) A House of a Sandy Foundation
2. TWO KINDS OF HEARERS
A) Listens and is Obedient
B) Listens and isn't Obedient
3. TWO KINDS OF HEARTS
A) A Sensible Heart
B) A Senseless Heart
1. A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment. Each student was instructed to bring an object to share with the class that represented their religion.
2. The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of David."
3. The second student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I'm a Catholic and this is a Rosary."
4. The third student got in up front of the class and said, "My name is Tommy. I am Baptist, and this is a casserole."
5. Today I want give you an object lesson that represents what kind of Christian or Church member we are. I want us to look at the final set of contrasts that Jesus gave. As He brought the Sermon on the Mount to a close, He talked about two ways: a broad and a narrow way; two trees: a good tree and an evil tree; two professions: a true profession and a false profession.
6. In the final set of contrasts we have two houses. I want us to see these two houses as an object lesson that illustrates two kinds of Church members. If there is a theme that runs through all that Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount it is the real verses the false. The key verse, in my opinion, in the Sermon on the Mount is Matthew 5:20: "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." Jesus was calling for a righteousness that was real, verses the false righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees.
7. As we look at the closing words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, let ...
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