Are You In Danger Of Popularity?

Cathedral Bible Study

Cathedral Bible Study is a weekly talk by Phillip for city workers.

Originally Published:
27th March 2012

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Outline

Are You in Danger of Popularity?

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain,

and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

Matthew 4:18-5:1

1          The Popular Sermon 

 

            a          the desire to be accepted

 

            b          the success of a movement

 

2          Seeing the Crowds

 

            a          why were there crowds?                   

 

            b          how big were the crowds?

 

3          An Overview of Jesus Response to the Crowds

 

            a          discipleship training

                        i           mountain

                        ii           sat with disciples

                        ii           “not as their scribes”

 

            b          content of the sermon

                        i           persecution

                        ii           distinctive righteousness

                        iii          “do not be like them”

                        iv         the gentiles seek after

 

c          the conclusion of the sermon

                        i           the 2 gates and the 2 ways

                        ii           the false prophets

                        iii          entering the kingdom of heaven

 

4          How to Fish For Men

 

            a          difference

 

            b          unpopularity

 

            c          crucifixion