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Series: “Sar Shalom”
Prince of Peace
Explore what it means to walk in the footsteps of Israel’s Messiah. Jeff’s passage-by-passage exposition of Jesus’ principal teachings comes to life through on-location production with real-world re-enactments, all performed by Israelis.
Episode: “Sermon on the Mount”
We consider the “Beatitudes” (Matt. 5:1–12), and unpack Jesus’ exhortation that Believers be “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” (5:13–16).

Caption transcript for Sar Shalom: “Sermon on the Mount” (1/8)

  • 01:02 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:04 JEFFREY SEIF HERE
  • 01:05 AND I AM PLEASED, THRILLED IN FACT,
  • 01:07 TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 01:11 WHAT ARE WE PRESENTING?
  • 01:13 A STORY ON JESUS.
  • 01:15 WE CALL HIM YESHUA FROM THE HEBREW, JESUS IN THE ENGLISH.
  • 01:20 I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU CALL HIM
  • 01:21 I JUST CARE THAT YOU GET TO KNOW HIM
  • 01:24 AND TO THAT END WE GO NOW TO THE SEA OF GALILEE
  • 01:27 AT AREAS ROUND ABOUT TO LOOK AT THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD.
  • 01:35 AND JESUS WENT ABOUT ALL GALILEE TEACHING IN THEIR SYNAGOGUES
  • 01:39 AND PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM.
  • 01:42 SEEING THE MULTITUDES HE WENT UP INTO A MOUNTAIN
  • 01:47 AND HIS DISCIPLES CAME UNTO HIM AND HE TAUGHT THEM SAYING,
  • 03:05 HIS NAME IS YESHUA,
  • 03:07 IT'S A HEBREW NAME.
  • 03:09 IT COMES FROM A HEBREW VERB MEANING TO SAVE, TO DELIVER OR TO REDEEM.
  • 03:14 AND IF THERE EVER WAS A PERSON WHO LIVED UP TO THEIR NAME,
  • 03:18 THIS WAS THAT PERSON.
  • 03:21 WORD OF HIS DOING JUST THAT, HELPING, HEALING, MAKING WHOLE, DELIVERING...
  • 03:27 WORD OF ALL THAT WENT OUT IN ADVANCE OF HIM
  • 03:31 WITH THE NET RESULT THAT THOUSANDS THRONGED TO HIM.
  • 03:35 MATTHEW TELLS US IN CHAPTER 4, VERSES 23-25, THAT THEY CAME,
  • 03:40 PEOPLE HEARD THAT HE HEALED AND THEY WERE DESPAIRING, THEY WERE VEXED, PERPLEXED...
  • 03:46 THEY NEEDED SOME HELP AND THEY HEARD THAT HE DELIVERED,
  • 03:50 AND HE DID DELIVER
  • 03:52 NOT JUST WORDS BUT DEEDS.
  • 03:53 BUT BECAUSE HE WAS KINDLY DISPOSED TOWARD THEM,
  • 03:57 BECAUSE THEY BENEFITED BY VIRTUE OF THEIR BRIEF ASSOCIATION WITH THEM,
  • 04:01 THEY WERE A MIND TO COME TO THIS PLACE AND HEAR WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.
  • 04:07 AND WHAT IS THIS PLACE?
  • 04:09 WELL THERE'S THE GALILEE ON ONE SIDE,
  • 04:11 THE MOUNT WHERE THE SO-CALLED SERMON ON THE MOUNT WAS TRANSACTED ON THE OTHER.
  • 04:17 PERSONALLY, THE TERM "SERMON ON THE MOUNT" DOESN'T ABIDE WITH ME...
  • 04:21 IN PART BECAUSE IT JUST SOUNDS SO BORING LIKE...
  • 04:24 "SERMON ON THE MOUNT" AS IF JESUS IS THERE LECTURING PEOPLE.
  • 04:29 ACTUALLY I'D PREFER "TORAH FROM THE TOP"
  • 04:32 AND THE WORD "TORAH" IS A HEBREW WORD FOR "TEACHING".
  • 04:36 THERE YESHUA WENT UP TO THE MOUNTAIN AND HE OPENED HIS MOUTH
  • 04:40 AND I THINK WE DO WELL TO BEGIN TO CONSIDER EXACTLY WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.
  • 04:45 LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.
  • 04:46 IN AS MUCH AS YESHUA, JESUS, OPENED UP HIS MOUTH TO SPEAK TO THEM,
  • 04:52 CAN YOU BE AT A PLACE IN YOUR LIFE...
  • 04:55 YES YOUR VERY, VERY, VERY BUSY LIFE
  • 04:58 WHERE YOU CAN OPEN UP YOUR HEART TO LISTEN...
  • 05:02 TO LISTEN DEEPLY...
  • 05:04 NOT TO ME BUT TO WHAT THE LORD MIGHT BE SAYING TO YOU
  • 05:09 AS YOU EXAMINE WITH ME THE ESSENCE AND THE SUBSTANCE
  • 05:13 OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AUTHENTICALLY CHRISTIAN
  • 05:17 OR "CHRIST-LIKE" IN THIS WORLD.
  • 05:20 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE CHURCHES CAN AND DO,
  • 05:25 AND UNDERSTANDABLY SO, DEVELOP VARIOUS CREEDS.
  • 05:29 BUT HERE WE HEAR FROM THE BOSS HIMSELF ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHRISTIAN.
  • 05:34 I'VE OFTEN SAID THAT IF YOU WERE ON AN OCEAN LINER
  • 05:37 AND YOU JUST OPENED UP THE BIBLE
  • 05:39 AND CUT OUT MATTHEW CHAPTER 5, 6 AND 7,
  • 05:42 STUFFED IT IN A BOTTLE,
  • 05:44 PUT A CORK ON IT AND THREW IT OVERBOARD,
  • 05:47 AND IF SOMEONE ON SOME DESERT ISLAND SOMEWHERE
  • 05:49 WHO WAS MAROONED ON A BEACH
  • 05:51 SAW THIS BOTTLE SWEEP ON TO THE SHORE AND OPENED IT UP
  • 05:54 AND IF THEY READ IT,
  • 05:55 IF THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT JESUS BEFOREHAND,
  • 05:58 JUST BY READING THIS SO-CALLED SERMON ON THE MOUNT AND COMING TO TERMS WITH IT
  • 06:02 THEY COULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ESSENTIALLY A FOLLOWER OF JESUS.
  • 06:09 IT'S AN IMPORTANT STORY, THIS SO-CALLED SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 06:13 I'M GLAD THAT YOU'VE OPTED TO GO ON THE JOURNEY WITH ME IF FOR BUT A HALF HOUR
  • 06:18 TO BEGIN TO EXPLORE WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 06:21 I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT YOU'LL BE BETTER BY VIRTUE OF SO DOING
  • 06:26 AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME
  • 06:28 AND INVESTING THE ENERGIES TO WANT TO SIT DOWN AND HEAR WHAT JESUS HAS TO SAY
  • 06:33 AS I SPEAK TO YOU FROM THIS PLACE, THE PLACE OF THE ONCE GREAT SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 06:45 BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT
  • 06:48 BLESSED ARE THE MEEK, THE MERCIFUL, THE PURE IN HEART
  • 06:57 ON A BLEAK WINTER'S DAY A HELPLESS MAN SITS AT THE CITY GATE
  • 07:01 SHIVERING IN THE BITTER COLD.
  • 07:05 ONE BY ONE THEY PASS HIM,
  • 07:07 THIS WRETCHED SOUL,
  • 07:10 THIS OUTCAST.
  • 07:12 AND THEN FROM THE SHADOWS
  • 07:14 STEPS ONE WHO'S HEART IS PURE
  • 07:17 AND WHO'S CLOAK IS WARM.
  • 07:22 REJOICE AND BE GLAD
  • 07:25 FOR GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN.
  • 07:35 WHAT DID THE LORD SAY WHEN HE OPENED UP THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT?
  • 07:38 HE GOES ON RECORD WITH AND I QUOTE,
  • 07:41 "BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT,"
  • 07:43 "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN,"
  • 07:45 "BLESSED ARE THE MEEK..."
  • 07:47 I'VE ASKED MYSELF ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION,
  • 07:49 "PRAY TELL WHAT'S THE BLESSING IN BEING ALL MISERABLE?"
  • 07:54 WELL, FIRST OF ALL BY WAY OF RESPONSE
  • 07:58 THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF BLESSING IN BEING MISERABLE.
  • 08:00 THE POINT HERE IS THAT WHAT WE CAN BE BLESSED ABOUT
  • 08:03 IS THE FACT THAT THE POOR ARE GOING TO BE REWARDED;
  • 08:06 THE MEEK ARE GOING TO INHERIT.
  • 08:09 THE POINT IS WE CAN BE BLESSED BECAUSE THERE'S A BLESSING THAT'S COMING,
  • 08:13 BECAUSE IF WE COME GOD'S WAY HE COMES OUR WAY,
  • 08:17 HE DELIVERS US, HE HELPS US,
  • 08:19 HE LIFTS PEOPLE UP OUT OF DIRE STRAIGHTS
  • 08:22 AND ITS FOR THAT REASON THAT WE CAN BE BLESSED...
  • 08:25 THAT'S JESUS' POINT IF I UNDERSTAND HIM CORRECTLY.
  • 08:29 I THINK THE WORD "BLESSED" BY THE WAY CAN SOMEWHAT OBSCURE THE POINT.
  • 08:34 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS
  • 08:35 THE "BLESSED" EXPRESSION IN THE ENGLISH BIBLE
  • 08:38 COMES BY THE WAY OF THE GREEK "MAKARIOS"
  • 08:42 WHICH ITSELF IF BETTER RENDERED FROM THE HEBREW "ASHREI"
  • 08:46 WHICH MEANS NOT, BLESSED IN SOME RELIGIOUS SENSE,
  • 08:48 BUT IT'S THE WORD "HAPPY".
  • 08:51 HAPPY ARE THE POOR,
  • 08:53 HAPPY ARE THE DISENFRANCHISED...
  • 08:55 NOT BECAUSE THERE'S GREAT HAPPINESS IN BEING POOR AND DISENFRANCHISED,
  • 08:58 BUT WHEN WE'RE BORN ANEW WE'RE BORN OF THE SON,
  • 09:02 WE BECOME A KING'S RELATIVE AND THERE ARE BLESSINGS.
  • 09:05 HE'S NOT GOING TO LEAVE US JUST WRAPPED AROUND THE AXLE...
  • 09:09 THAT'S HIS POINT.
  • 09:11 AND BY THE WAY THE POINT THAT JESUS MAKES
  • 09:13 IN THE OPENING HERE IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
  • 09:15 IS VERY MUCH AKIN TO A POINT HE MAKES IN PSALM CHAPTER 1 WHICH I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 09:34 YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD THAT BEFORE.
  • 09:36 IN THE HEBREW IT BEGINS LIKE THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 09:39 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 09:41 HAPPY IS THE MAN WHO WALKS WITH THE LORD,
  • 09:45 WHO DOESN'T ASSOCIATE WITH THE UNSCRUPULOUS.
  • 09:48 AND WHY CAN THIS PERSON BE HAPPY?
  • 09:51 OH HEAR THIS, IT IS SUCH A GOOD WORD ESPECIALLY FOR TODAY.
  • 09:55 THE PSALMIST SAYS THIS PERSON IS LIKE A TREE
  • 09:58 PLANTED BY RIVERS OF WATER
  • 10:01 THAT BRINGS FORTH FRUIT IN ITS SEASON.
  • 10:04 HE DESCRIBES AS WELL THAT IT TAKES ROOTS DEEP UNDER THE GROUND.
  • 10:08 ABOVE GROUND THERE CAN BE A LACK OF RAIN,
  • 10:12 THERE CAN BE SCORCHING HEAT,
  • 10:14 THERE CAN BE DIFFICULTY
  • 10:16 BUT THIS MAN WHO'S DELIGHT IS IN THE LORD AND HIS WAYS AND HIS PEOPLE...
  • 10:19 HE IS CONNECTED TO A SOURCE THAT GIVES HIM NOURISHMENT
  • 10:23 EVEN IF IT'S NOT AVAILABLE IN THE GENERAL ENVIRONMENT.
  • 10:27 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT AND THE REASON WHY I THINK THE LORD SAID THIS
  • 10:31 IS BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN FIND THEMSELVES BESTED BY CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 10:35 THIS SURELY WAS THE CASE IN JESUS' DAY AND TODAY AS WELL.
  • 10:39 GOODNESS, WE INHABIT A WORLD THAT'S RACKED BY ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS.
  • 10:44 THAT' S THE BAD NEWS
  • 10:46 BUT THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS
  • 10:49 AND THE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO YESHUA, JESUS,
  • 10:52 HERE ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
  • 10:53 IS THAT GOD'S GOT A GOOD PLAN FOR YOU.
  • 10:56 THAT'S THE WORD OF THE PSALMS AS WELL
  • 10:58 THAT IF WE WALK WITH GOD,
  • 10:59 IF WE TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY
  • 11:01 THEN SIMILARLY HE IS GOING TO WALK WITH US AND PROVIDE FOR US,
  • 11:05 DIFFICULTIES IN LIFE NOT WITHSTANDING.
  • 11:09 THIS IS IN EFFECT THE GOOD NEWS
  • 11:12 AND BY THE WAY
  • 11:14 THE TERM "GOOD NEWS"
  • 11:15 IN HEBREW "BSOWRAH",
  • 11:18 IT SOUNDS LIKE A RELIGIOUS TERM,
  • 11:19 THE GOOD NEWS, "BSOWRAH"
  • 11:22 COMES FROM THE HEBREW "BASAR"
  • 11:23 WHICH MEANS "FLESH"...
  • 11:25 THAT IS TO SAY "SUBSTANCE"...
  • 11:27 IT'S NOT JUST FLOWERY RHETORIC.
  • 11:29 IN THE REAL WORLD ACCORDING TO THE TEXT IS A REAL GOD
  • 11:33 AND HE'S REALLY INTERESTED IN TAKING CARE OF YOU.
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  • 13:02 I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING AND FEELING IN LIFE
  • 13:05 AND HOW COULD I?
  • 13:06 BUT I KNOW THIS,
  • 13:08 THAT IF YOU'D GO WITH ME THERE TO THE LAND OF JESUS,
  • 13:12 JUST BEING THERE HAS A WAY OF CLEARING THE AIR
  • 13:16 GIVING YOU A NEW HEAD FILLING YOU WITH INSPIRATION
  • 13:20 AND INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MEET THE TROUBLES OF THE DAY.
  • 13:23 OH THAT YOU WOULD MEET THE ONE WHO HELPS SOLVE THE TROUBLES OF THE DAY.
  • 13:29 THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT AND DR. TOM MCCALL WROTE
  • 13:32 "THE PROPHESIED MESSIAH"
  • 13:35 THAT YOU MIGHT COME TO KNOW HIM IN THE MIND AND IN THE HEART.
  • 13:39 OH GOODNESS THIS BOOK IS CHOCK FULL OF INFORMATION TO HELP YOU DO JUST THAT.
  • 13:43 WE HAVE A BOOKMARK TOO WE'RE PLEASED TO SEND ALONG WITH.
  • 13:48 THERE'S MORE INFORMATION LATER ON COMING IN THAT REGARD
  • 13:51 AND IF YOU WANT INFORMATION,
  • 13:53 IF YOU JUST LOVE LOOKING AT JESUS FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE
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  • 14:19 AND OFF WE GO BACK NOW TO THE LAND OF JESUS.
  • 14:40 YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
  • 14:43 A LAMP IS NOT LIT TO BE PLACED UNDER A BASKET
  • 14:47 BUT ON A LAMP STAND
  • 14:49 AND IT GIVES LIGHT TO ALL WHO ARE IN THE HOUSE.
  • 14:52 LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN
  • 14:56 THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS
  • 14:59 AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
  • 15:08 AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
  • 15:10 THERE'S A GARDEN CALLED "GAT SHAMNIE"
  • 15:13 IN HEBREW...GETHSEMANE.
  • 15:15 YOU MIGHT RECALL YESHUA, JESUS, WENT THERE TO PRAY
  • 15:18 AND HE SWEAT BLOOD THAT LAST NIGHT,
  • 15:21 THAT FATEFUL NIGHT.
  • 15:22 IT'S INTERESTING IT SEEMS TO ME
  • 15:25 THAT "SHEMEN" OR "OIL"
  • 15:27 IS PRODUCED BY GETTING THE OLIVES TOGETHER AND PUTTING THEM UNDER PRESSURE.
  • 15:31 AND THIS OIL IS EXTRACTED
  • 15:34 THAT'S THEN USED TO MAKE "OHR"
  • 15:36 FOR IN HEBREW "OHR" IS "LIGHT".
  • 15:40 LIGHT FACTORS IN VARIOUS WAYS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY.
  • 15:44 THERE ARE MAIDENS THAT CARRY THE LIGHT TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS.
  • 15:47 IN THE PASSAGE THAT I WANT TO CONSIDER WITH YOU IN THIS SEGMENT,
  • 15:51 JESUS SAYS TO HIS "TALMIDIM",
  • 15:53 TO HIS "DISCIPLES", QUOTE,
  • 15:55 "YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD."
  • 15:58 HE DOESN'T JUST SAY THAT,
  • 16:00 HE SAYS SIMILARLY IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 5,
  • 16:02 THAT "YOU ARE "MELACH HA'ARETZ"
  • 16:05 "YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH"
  • 16:07 WHAT DOES THE LORD MEAN WHEN HE TELLS THE DISCIPLES THAT THEY'RE LIGHT, THAT THEY'RE SALT?
  • 16:14 IT'S A REASONABLE QUESTION.
  • 16:16 THAT THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF JESUS TALKING ABOUT
  • 16:19 "YOU'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE PERSECUTION, REVILING, DIFFICULTIES"
  • 16:23 ...SO FORTH AND SO ON,
  • 16:25 IT'S NOT A VERY GOOD STORY
  • 16:26 BUT TO FOLLOW UP AND SAY "LISTEN YOU'RE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD".
  • 16:30 IT'S AN INTERESTING JUXTAPOSITION OF THEMES IT SEEMS TO ME
  • 16:34 AND WHAT I GATHER FROM IT IS THAT THE SUFFERING,
  • 16:38 THE TRIALS THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCE
  • 16:41 PRODUCE SOMETHING IN US THAT ENABLE OTHERS TO SEE SOMETHING IN US
  • 16:48 AND THUS TO THEN HAVE HOPE AND DIRECTION THROUGH US.
  • 16:53 WHY DO I SAY THAT?
  • 16:56 WELL I DIDN'T SAY IT,
  • 16:57 JOHN WESLEY IN HIS OWN WAYS SAYS,
  • 16:59 "IF YOU SET YOURSELF ON FIRE OTHER PEOPLE WILL COME TO SEE YOU BURN".
  • 17:05 AND I'M NOT A BUDDHIST MONK OPTING FOR THAT KIND OF BUSINESS
  • 17:09 BUT THE POINT IS THAT IF YOU'RE REALLY GOING THROUGH THE THICK OF IT
  • 17:12 AND YOU KEEP YOUR GAME FACE ON, YOUR VIRTUE UP, YOUR FAITH, HOPE, YOUR LOVE...
  • 17:17 EVEN AMIDST THE TURBULENCE OF TRYING TIMES
  • 17:20 OTHERS ARE GOING TO COME AND TAKE A DEEP LOOK AT YOU AND SAY,
  • 17:23 "WHAT DOES THAT PERSON HAVE?"
  • 17:26 "THERE'S SOME WORTH THAT THAT PERSON POSSESSES."
  • 17:30 THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT,
  • 17:33 AND THIS IS LOST TO MODERNS,
  • 17:34 WHEN JESUS TELLS HIS DISCIPLES THAT "YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH"
  • 17:39 HE'S TALKING ABOUT WORTH...
  • 17:41 THE REASON WHY I SAY THAT IS THE TERM FOR SALT IS WHERE YOU GET THE TERM "SALARY" FROM,
  • 17:48 THOUGH THAT'S LOST TO MODERNS.
  • 17:50 DID YOU EVER HEAR THE OLD EXPRESSION "SO AND SO IS WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN SALT"?
  • 17:55 THEY USED TO DIVVY OUT PAYMENTS TO ROMAN SOLDIERS IN INCREMENTS OF SALT...
  • 18:00 AGAIN THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO MODERNS
  • 18:03 BUT LOOK IT UP IF YOU THINK I'M LYIN.
  • 18:06 TO SAY THAT YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH UNDERSCORES
  • 18:08 THAT YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR KIND OF WORTH,
  • 18:11 EVEN IF YOU FEEL WORTHLESS.
  • 18:15 I MENTION THAT BECAUSE YOU CAN GO THROUGH ALL SORTS OF TRIALS
  • 18:18 AND YOU'RE JUST SPENT THROUGH IT ALL.
  • 18:21 AFTER DESCRIBING THAT THE DISCIPLES ARE GOING TO BE SPENT ACCORDINGLY
  • 18:24 FOR JESUS TO FOLLOW AND SAY
  • 18:26 "HEY, LISTEN YOU'RE THE SALT OF THE EARTH",
  • 18:28 "YOU'RE THE THING THAT PRESERVES AND GIVES VALUE",
  • 18:32 "YOU'RE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD",
  • 18:34 THAT "YOU GIVE DIRECTION",
  • 18:35 "OTHERS SEE HOPE AND THEY SEE ME THROUGH YOU".
  • 18:38 FRIENDS HERE FROM THE GALILEE LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO WALK WITH THE LORD
  • 18:44 EVEN THROUGHDIFFICULTIES...
  • 18:46 CAUSE THE LORD HAS A WAY OF WORKING THROUGH IT FOR HIS OWN GOOD PURPOSES,
  • 18:51 FOR HIS OWN GOOD PLEASURE.
  • 18:56 AND NOW MESSIANIC MUSIC ARTIST, TED PEARCE,
  • 18:59 SINGS ABOUT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
  • 19:04 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:09 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:11 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:14 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:18 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD
  • 19:23 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:27 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:29 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:32 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 19:36 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD♪
  • 19:40 ♪THE HAUGHTY MAN IS HUMBLED♪
  • 19:42 ♪THE LOFTY ONE BROUGHT LOW♪
  • 19:44 ♪FOR THE LORD ALONE WILL BE EXALTED IN THAT DAY♪
  • 19:49 ♪WHEN EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW♪
  • 19:51 ♪AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESS♪
  • 19:53 ♪THAT YESHUA IS THE LORD UNTO THE GLORY OF GOD♪
  • 20:02 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 20:06 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 20:09 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 20:11 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 20:15 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD
  • 20:18 ♪WE'RE GONNA WALK♪
  • 20:21 ♪(WE'RE GONNA WALK)♪
  • 20:23 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 20:25 ♪(WALK IN THE LIGHT)♪
  • 20:28 ♪WE'RE GONNA WALK, WALK, WALK♪
  • 20:30 ♪(WE'RE GONNA WALK)♪
  • 20:32 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 20:34 ♪(WALK IN THE LIGHT)♪
  • 20:35 ♪YEAHEY..HEY..HEY..HEY♪
  • 20:55 ♪HEY HEY♪
  • 20:56 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 21:00 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 21:02 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 21:05 ♪COME HOUSE OF JACOB LET US WALK IN THE LIGHT♪
  • 21:09 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD
  • 21:13 ♪WE'RE GONNA♪
  • 21:14 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD
  • 21:17 ♪COME ON AND♪
  • 21:18 ♪WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD♪
  • 21:27 I REMEMBER LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY
  • 21:29 WHEN TED TOLD ME THAT HE FELT THE LORD CALLING HIM INTO MINISTRY.
  • 21:33 AND NOW HE TRAVELS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
  • 21:35 AND ALL OVER THE WORLD SHARING ABOUT JESUS.
  • 21:37 IT BEGAN WITH HIM HAVING A LOOK AT WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING
  • 21:40 AND CONSIDERING THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HIS OWN LIFE.
  • 21:43 I HOPE YOU DO THAT.
  • 21:45 AS YOU MIGHT WELL IMAGINE THE EARLY DISCIPLES HEARD JESUS TEACH THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
  • 21:49 AND OTHER TEACHINGS
  • 21:51 AND THEY WOULD PONDER AMONGST THEMSELVES
  • 21:53 AND WRESTLE WITH WHAT HE WAS SAYING
  • 21:55 AND WHAT THE PERSONAL IMPLICATIONS WERE FOR THEM.
  • 21:58 AND NOW OFF WE GO TO HEAR FROM THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT
  • 22:02 AS HE REFLECTS ON THAT AND MORE
  • 22:04 AS HE LOOKS AT THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • 22:10 THE DISCIPLE MATTHEW WITH HIS FRIENDS
  • 22:12 REFLECTED UPON THE MAGNIFICENT SERMON
  • 22:14 THAT HAD SO ASTONISHED THEM HERE UPON THE MOUNT OF BEATITUDES.
  • 23:30 OUR LOCATION THIS MORNING IS NORTHWEST OF THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 23:34 QUITE CLOSE TO CAPERNAUM IN THE MOUNTAINS.
  • 23:37 WE SAW MATTHEW WRITING THE SERMON
  • 23:40 AND READING WHAT HE HAD WRITTEN
  • 23:42 AND WE'VE COME TO THE SPOT OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
  • 23:45 TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
  • 23:47 YOU KNOW ITS OLD COVENANT PRINCIPLES
  • 23:49 RAISED TO KINGDOM PROPORTIONS.
  • 23:52 JESUS DOESN'T DEPART FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 23:54 THE JEWISH LAW EVEN TODAY IS THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL LAW.
  • 23:59 IT WAS 1500 YEARS OLD IN JESUS TIME
  • 24:02 AND 3500 YEARS OLD NOW.
  • 24:04 NOW WHEN I SAY "INTERNATIONAL LAW"
  • 24:06 I MEAN THAT IF I HAVE A DISPUTE WITH A JEWISH NEIGHBOR
  • 24:09 AND I GO TO A RABBI IN DALLAS,
  • 24:11 I WILL GET THE SAME JUDGMENT AS I WOULD GET IN NEW YORK
  • 24:14 OR IN PEKING OR IN JOHANNESBURG
  • 24:16 OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
  • 24:18 BECAUSE ALL OF THE RABBIS WOULD CONSULT THE SAME LAW.
  • 24:21 AND IT IS THE LAW...
  • 24:23 WELL IT'S BEEN ADDED TO WITH COMMENTARIES AND SO ON...
  • 24:25 BUT THE PRINCIPLES OF IT WERE THE LAW IN JESUS' TIME.
  • 24:29 HE DID NOT DEPART FROM IT.
  • 24:32 I BELIEVE THAT ZOLA LEVITT WAS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT
  • 24:36 IN SAYING AND OBSERVING
  • 24:37 THAT JESUS DIDN'T COME TO ABOLISH THINGS JEWISH AS MUCH AS
  • 24:42 TO BUILD ON TOP OF THEM.
  • 24:45 IT BOTHERS ME PERSONALLY THAT SO MANY HAVE NOT GOTTEN THAT MESSAGE
  • 24:50 AND THUS IN THE WORLD TODAY JESUS IS BEING REPRESENTED AS ANTI-JEWISH
  • 24:55 WHEN TRUTH BE KNOWN FOR MY MONEY
  • 24:57 WITH THE LITERAL READING IN THE BIBLICAL TEXT
  • 25:00 THAT HE WAS THE GREATEST JEW THAT EVER LIVED.
  • 25:04 AND WOULD THAT YOU WOULD COME TO KNOW HIM...
  • 25:08 TO KNOW HIM IN A WAY THAT'S MORE THAN JUST INFORMATIONAL.
  • 25:12 AND I HOPE THAT YOU FIND THE INFORMATION GOOD
  • 25:15 AS WE PUT A NEW VIEW ON THIS WORLD'S GREATEST JEW,
  • 25:19 THE JEW BEING JESUS
  • 25:21 AND THE NEW VIEW BEING LOOKING AT HIM IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS OWN PEOPLE AND CULTURE.
  • 25:27 JESUS WASN'T ANTI-JEWISH,
  • 25:30 HE WAS FOR JEWS
  • 25:32 AND IRRESPECTIVE OF YOUR SIN AND CIRCUMSTANCE
  • 25:34 JESUS ISN'T AGAINST YOU
  • 25:36 HE'S FOR YOU.
  • 25:37 BUT IN ORDER TO GET HIM WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF
  • 25:41 WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 25:42 IS COME CLEAN ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING IN YOUR OWN BEHALF.
  • 25:45 AND THAT SAID,
  • 25:46 IN CONSIDERING ANY TREATMENT OF JESUS
  • 25:49 I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND THAT THE WAY PEOPLE REALLY GET TO KNOW HIM
  • 25:53 ISN'T BY VIRTUE OF THE SHOW.
  • 25:56 YOU DON'T GET TO KNOW THROUGH THE SHOW,
  • 25:58 YOU GET TO KNOW JESUS ON YOUR KNEES.
  • 26:01 AND IT BEGINS WITH REPENTANCE,
  • 26:04 "LORD FORGIVE ME FOR MY SINS"
  • 26:06 AND BELIEVE ME FRIENDS I'VE HAD TO DO THAT PERSONALLY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.
  • 26:10 BUT FOR ME IT ALL BEGAN MANY YEARS AGO WHEN SOMEONE SHOWED ME THE BIBLE
  • 26:14 AND THE EYES OF MY HEART WERE OPENED AND I REPENTED
  • 26:19 AND I ASKED HIM TO COME INTO MY HEART
  • 26:21 AND OH, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, IT WAS A FANTASTIC NEW BEGINNING
  • 26:25 AND THAT FRIEND IS A NEW BEGINNING FOR YOU.
  • 26:29 I'M GLAD TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF JESUS...THANK YOU.
  • 26:33 THIS IS BUT THE FIRST OF AN EIGHT PART TREATMENT OF JESUS,
  • 26:37 SAR SHALOM, PRINCE OF PEACE
  • 26:39 AND MAY YOU EXPERIENCE THAT PEACE YOURSELF IN THE PROCESS.
  • 26:44 BEFORE WE GO
  • 26:45 AS WE GO LET ME SAY WHAT WE ALWAYS SAY WHEN WE GO...
  • 26:49 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:51 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

Episodes in this series

  1. Sermon on the Mount
  2. Crimes of the Heart
  3. The Law Brought to Life
  4. Models of Behavior
  5. Eternal Investments
  6. God’s Material Provisions
  7. God’s Spiritual Provisions
  8. Yeshua — Foundation Sufficient for Salvation

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