May 30, 2021
The SERMON on the MOUNT is really a DECLARATION of the RULES of the KINGDOM since Jesus presents Himself as the MESSIAH and KING.
In this passage, Jesus declares the the KINGLY example of the Heavenly Father in His generosity to us His subjects and promises that we have access to His ETERNAL and UNLIMITED TREASURE to meet our NEEDS.
After showing His MAGNANIMOUS example, He then admonishes us regarding the GENERAL RULE of BEHAVIOR in His kingdom in verse 12.
TEXT: Matthew 7: 6
I. REQUISITION in the KINGDOM – vv. 7 – 8
1.REQUEST to the KING – v. 7
2.RECEIPT by the SUBJECT – v. 8
II.RIGHTEOUS RESPONSE of MAN and GOD vv. 9 – 10
1. RIGHTEOUS RESPONSE of MAN – vv. 9 – 10
2. RIGHTEOUS RESPONSE of GOD – v. 11
III.RULE of the KINGDOM:
RIGHTEOUS REGARD of OTHER SUBJECTS v. 12
God is GENEROUS and because He is GENEROUS, we are to follow HIS PERFECT EXAMPLE in every aspect of our lives!