Matthew 5

Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should encourage us to come unto Christ by applying the principles he taught in the Sermon on the Mount.


  1. The Lord ascended a mountain, probably to escape the crowds that thronged about him.
  3. Bruce R. McConkie: "This sermon is a recapitulation, a summary, and a digest of what men must do to gain salvation; and the eternal concepts in it are so stated that hearers (and readers) will get out of it as much as their spiritual capacity permits. To some it will point the way to further investigation; to others it will confirm and reconfirm eternal truths already learned from the scriptures and from the preachers of righteousness of their day; and to those few whose souls burn with the fires of testimony, devotion, and valiance, it will be as the rending of the heavens: light and knowledge beyond comprehension will flow into their souls in quantities that cannot be measured. Every man must judge and determine for himself the effect the Sermon on the Mount will have upon him." (Mortal Messiah, 2:116)
  4. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught: "Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the course that leads to it" (TPJS, p255).

The Beatitudes

  1. This first part of this sermon are teachings, which if heeded, can teach us to be like the Lord and testify of his divinity.
  2. Following the Brethren:
  3. Humility & Baptism.
  4. The Poor in Spirit.
  5. They That Mourn.
  6. The Meek.
  7. They Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness.
  8. The Merciful.
  9. The Pure in Heart.
  10. The Peacemakers.
  11. They Who Are Persecuted.

A Light To The World

  1. READ MATTHEW 5:13-16. Salt of the earth/light of the world.
  2. As members of the Lord's church we have a responsibility to share the light that we have with the world.

A Higher Law

  1. READ MATTHEW 5:17-20. Jesus came to fulfill the law.
  2. Killing & Anger.
  3. Agree With Your Adversary.
  4. Adultery & Looking With Lust.
  5. Divorce.
  6. Swearing Oaths.
  7. Reacting to Offenses.
  8. Loving Our Enemies.
  9. Perfection.


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