Women’s

The Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?

In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right – a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? This 9-week study led by Jen Wilkin does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King.

Outline:

The Kingdom of Heaven
Who is Blessed?
A People of Influence
“You Have Heard that it was Said?” Part 1
“You Have Heard that it was Said?” Part 2
Secret Righteousness
Where Your Treasure Is
Judges, Givers, Gates and Trees
A Foundation that Endures

Meets Wednesdays’ Beginning the week of September 11 
Morning session 9 am meeting in DCS Library
Evening session 6:30 –pm in the church council room
Where: DCRC
Contacts: Joan Swets cell 262-325-1423 ejswets @hotmail.com or Carolyn Bunker 262-728-4088 or cell 262-745-4019 clbunker @sbcglobal.net


moms-in-prayerMoms in Prayer
Meets on Wednesday from 6:45-7:45pm. Experience the joy of replacing anxiety with peace. Join us in praying scripturally and strategically for your child and school. Moms, grandmothers, and aunts are all invited. God is powerful. He is delighted when we go to Him in prayer and we are richly blessed. Please feel free to come even if you prefer to pray silently.
Laurie Gaspar 262-745-5029, Email gaspar5 @msn.com
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2