The Five Discourses In The Gospel Of Matthew

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The Gospel of Matthew is comprised of several of Jesus’ sermons and teachings. Among those sermons there are five that are well-known to many. They can also be considered a few of Jesus’ most important and powerful sermons. These five sermons are also known as the five discourses of Jesus. The five discourses are used by the author to help build a structure for his book. The five discourses all have some connection to each other; whether it is the way they are written or the message that each accomplishes. The chain of these five sermons can have an amazing impact on anyone in anyway. The first sermon, or discourse, is very well-known to many people from the time it was spoken to now. The Sermon on the Mount is found in chapters five through seven of Matthew. In three chapters, Jesus explains the ideal lifestyle every Christian should live if they strive the gift of salvation. The sermon starts off with the famous Beatitudes. Each Beatitude starts off with “Blessed are…” This indicates a reward, or blessing for one who develops the state of mind and character of Jesus. Jesus continues with the idea of becoming a true Christian. Jesus wants us to be the “salt of the earth” and the “light…show more content…
This includes the Golden Rule, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” He brings up the Ten Commandments, which are found in Exodus 20, to further explain His point. He gives a detailed explanation for the commandments, including murder and adultery. Today, if everyone simply followed these two commandments, the world would become a much better and more peaceful place and people would show more love towards their neighbors. He also points out that if someone does something to hurt another person, instead of retaliating, the other person should do whatever it takes to satisfy the other person’s anger and do even more than they expected. Jesus encourages all people to love their neighbors as well as their

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