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Ep 128 – Sermon on the Mount – Introduction

Devotionary Podcast

Release Date: 05/01/2017

Ep 1012 – Deuteronomy 31:30-32:9 show art Ep 1012 – Deuteronomy 31:30-32:9

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This song would not bring to mind happy memories but it would remind them of their inevitable rebellion against God. They would sing this song, and every time they did they would recount their own unfaithfulness.

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Ep 1011 – Deuteronomy 31:23-29 show art Ep 1011 – Deuteronomy 31:23-29

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In Deuteronomy 31:23-29, we get a glimpse of Joshua’s less-than-ideal day of commissioning. It wasn’t pretty and it probably wasn’t very enjoyable for Israel’s new leader. But the truth isn’t always pleasant to hear.

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Ep 1010 – Deuteronomy 31:14-22 show art Ep 1010 – Deuteronomy 31:14-22

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God puts His message in the form of a song that He expects Moses and Joshua to teach to the people of Israel. It’s a dirge, a literal funeral song that tells of the future destruction of Israel for their inevitable unfaithfulness.

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Ep 1008 – Deuteronomy 31:1-8 show art Ep 1008 – Deuteronomy 31:1-8

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Moses wanted Joshua and the people to understand was that, when all was said and done, it was God who had been leading them all along. And it would be God who brought them safely into Canaan.

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Ep 1009 – Deuteronomy 31:9-13 show art Ep 1009 – Deuteronomy 31:9-13

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The entire nation was expected to do all that God had called them to do, and Moses was letting the priests and elders know that they had a vital part to play. He supplied them with a copy of the law and commanded that one day every seventh year it be read to the entire nation.

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Ep 1007 – Deuteronomy 30:11-20 show art Ep 1007 – Deuteronomy 30:11-20

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Every day of their lives, they would have to consider what God had commanded and decide whether they wanted to live according to His will or their own. And Moses makes it clear that their daily choices would have long-term consequences.

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Ep 1006 – Deuteronomy 30:1-10 show art Ep 1006 – Deuteronomy 30:1-10

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God knew something Moses and the people didn’t know: Their future restoration would be His doing, not theirs. He would prove to faithful to the covenant, not them.            

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Ep 1005 – Deuteronomy 29:16-29 show art Ep 1005 – Deuteronomy 29:16-29

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The Israelites knew everything they needed to know to accomplish what God had given them to do. If they would simply obey His instructions, they could leave the future in His fully capable hands.      

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Ep 1004 – Deuteronomy 29:1-15 show art Ep 1004 – Deuteronomy 29:1-15

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They stood on the eastern bank of the Jordan, waiting to enter the land God had promised to give them. They knew God’s law and they were painfully aware of the curses and blessings that accompanied either disobedience or obedience. Now, what would they do?

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Ep 1003 – Deuteronomy 28:58-68 show art Ep 1003 – Deuteronomy 28:58-68

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Not only will they experience some of the same plagues that God had brought upon their former taskmasters, but they will find themselves living in the same abysmal conditions their ancestors had experienced.

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In this upcoming session of Devotionary, we’re going to take a slight departure and deal with a particular passage of Scripture, but not an entire book. That’s not normally how we operate, but I think you’ll see what I’ve chosen to give this passage special treatment. I am talking about Matthew, chapters five through seven. You’ll probably recognize it by its more familiar name: The Sermon on the Mount. Of course, what sets this passage apart is not its name, but its author. In it, we have the words of Jesus Himself, as recorded by Matthew. It was Augustine, the bishop of Hippo, who first coined the title, the Sermon on the Mount. That was all the way back in the middle of the first century, and it has stuck with us to this day.  

While less a traditional sermon, and more a collection of teachings shared in a classroom like format, the words found in these three chapters in the gospel of Matthew are nevertheless significant because of what they say and who said them. So, over the next weeks, we are going to dig into this powerful passage and see what we can learn from words that came directly from the lips of Jesus. Hope you enjoy it.