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John Stott made this observation about the Sermon on the Mount: “[It] is probably the best-known part of the teaching of Jesus, though arguably the least understood, and certainly it is the least obeyed”.

The reason for the title we’ve chose is that the Sermon on the Mount summarizes Jesus’ teaching on what he expects his followers to be and do. At Sardis Fellowship we desire to be sincere disciples of Jesus. The words of Jesus counter the generally accepted principles of this world, so much so, they seem backwards. The person regenerated by the Spirit of God acknowledges the high standards of God, seeking to live these out while trusting in his grace to overcome his or her inadequacy. The absolute ideals of God require His absolute grace. Come and learn with us as we explore these challenging teachings that if obeyed will revolutionize our relationships and bring reward in heaven.