5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 1 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

The Big Idea

Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for the book: WHAT ON EARTH? Considering the Social Implications of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 1 – What’s the BIG IDEA?

  • What do you think E. Stanley Jones meant by calling the Sermon “A working philosophy of life.”
  • I claim that “the typical gospel of the contemporary evangelical narrative is predominantly individualistic.” It tells us only how to be forgiven and be more spiritual, yet leaves out the component of improving the world we live in. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  • Which approach is the better one when challenging someone to follow Jesus: “Come to Jesus and when you die he will take you to a better world” or “Come to Jesus and you’ll come alive. And when you do, come help us make this a better world!

Don’t forget to look for the 5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount video for the next chapter in WHAT ON EARTH?

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