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

Tagged: matthew


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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