Our church community is starting a 50-day journey through the Sermon on the Mount. It’s a sermon series combined with daily exercises that encourage us to explore the meaning and implications of Jesus’s famous words in Matthew 5-7. I am praying that it propels us further in maturity and fruitfulness as apprentices of Jesus, and helps us practice being a “Jesus-y” community.
If you’d like to participate online, please feel free! Head over to Christ Church’s provisional blog (meaning: the site will morph before your very eyes as I find time to work on things!) and participate in the exercises each day. Post thoughts in the comments or get together with others to reflect on what God seems to be doing in your life as you interact with the Sermon.
I have always been haunted by the Sermon on the Mount, and had planned to preach through it this fall, leading into Advent (which begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving). I got the idea to do the daily exercises from Jason Coker, who is leading his community through a 50-day exploration of the Sermon (they’re on Day 44 today). Jason generously allowed us to use the exercises he developed in any way we saw fit, so we’re adopting some of them wholesale, adapting others, and writing a few of our own.
Hope you can join us on the journey!