The Sermon on the Mount: a Historical Cultural Understanding

  1. Introduction: “A text without a context is a pretext for a proof text.”
  2. Why The Sermon on the Mount?
  3. Socio-Historical Background
  4. Oral Tradition historical Highlights
  5. The weight of the socio-historical context of the oral tradition
  6. Jesus’ Critique of the Oral Tradition
  7. What is Jesus really saying about being judgmental?
  8. How do we assess sin without being judgmental?

Verses to Study:

Matthew 15:1-14

Matthew 16:12

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Galiatians 6:1

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