You’ll find the “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 5-7. Read these three chapters and you’ll probably not be electrified by some of the radical statements Jesus made.
That’s because you’re living in a completely different culture than the one Jesus knew 2,000 years ago.
Take that little phrase … “I have come to fulfill the Law.” If you’re a follower of Jesus, you’ll probably nod your head and move on to the next line.
But what if you were listening to these words when they first cut through the air? What if you knew that no one – ever – would make such a statement? Here’s a glimpse at why the “Sermon on the Mount” had a shocking impact on those who heard it first.