The Sermon on the Mount

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“The Sermon on the Mount,” Friend, May 2001, 10

The Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 20

Mountainside by the Sea of Galilee

One day Jesus taught His disciples the gospel on a mountainside by the Sea of Galilee. Matt. 5:1

Jesus taught the people there

He told them how to live so that they could be happy and live with Heavenly Father again. The things He taught them will make us happy, too. Matt. 5–7

We must follow the Lord

We should be gentle, patient, and willing to follow the Lord. Matt. 5:5

We should be righteous

We should try as hard as we can to be righteous. Matt. 5:6

We should forgive

We should forgive people who hurt us or make us feel bad. If we forgive them, Heavenly Father will forgive us. Matt. 5:7

We should love others

We should be peacemakers, love other people, and help them love each other. Matt. 5:9

We should tell others about the gospel

We should not be afraid to tell people about the gospel or to tell them that we love Heavenly Father. We should do good. When other people see us do good, they might believe in God, too. Matt. 5:14–16

We should keep our promises

We should always keep our promises. Matt. 5:33–37

We should be nice

And just as we want others to be nice to us, we should be nice to them. Matt. 7:12

If we do what is right we will be happy

Jesus said that if we do these things, we will be happy, God will bless us, and we will live with Heavenly Father again. Matt. 5:2–12

Illustrated by Paul Mann