Following Jesus, Year Two, Chapter 3: The Sermon On The Mount

Taught by: John Higgins
John Higgins
John Higgins
Follower of Jesus Christ and Pastor Under His Lordship
Came to Jesus in May of 1965 by reading a Gideon Bible, in a Motel room, in Arcadia California, on RT 66, reading to disprove the authenticity of the Book.
After being radically saved by the power of His Holy Spirit, I spent the next three years and a half years studying His Word, the Bible.
Called of God, I became a missionary to the lost young people in the hippy movement that was sweeping America in the mid to late 60's.
Ten years and about 100,000 souls later, our calling came to Pastor in Tempe AZ, where we have spent the rest of our time ministering to anyone that had an ear to hear.
Most of my personal studies have revolved around both the Old and New Testaments.  

While studying under Pastor Chuck Smith, I became aware of the doctrine of the Rapture of the Church.

The fact that I never heard of this in the religion I was raised in, I studied this doctrine from one end to the other.

Finding many camps of thought, i investigated them all.

Now Pastor Chuck was a pre tribulation rapture believer.  Of course I believed his position and in fact really enjoyed the hope that that position set before me as a believer.

In the course of time, as the Lord sent me to minister to the lost hippies, I was exposed to other positions.

To be fair, I studied them all and even embraced some of their points.

When The Lord sent us to Arizona, I settled down to seek Him for a final determination on this doctrine that had so many facets.

Within a few years The Holy Spirit had set my heart in a firm place and gave me this course.

We have taught this in a Bible College atmosphere as well as in a full congressional atmosphere.

From these came a workbook that can be downloaded to use with this course.

Would love to answer any questions you have, that is, to the best of my ability.








Learning of Jesus and finding that rest for our souls

Chapter 3 - The Sermon On The Mount
Presentation 1 - The Sermon on The Mount - 1. The place and the audience... 2. The Beatitudes and Woes, the privileges of Messiah’s people. (Part 1 of 2)
Presentation 2 - 1. The Beatitudes and Woes, the privileges of Messiah’s people. (Part 2 of 2)
Presentation 3 - Jesus’ standard of righteousness verus that of the Scribes and Pharisees. (Part 1 of 3)
Presentation 4 - Jesus’ standard of righteousness versus with that of the Scribes and Pharisees. (Part 2 of 3)
Presentation 5 - Jesus’ standard of righteousness (Part 3 of 3)... 2. Jesus’ ethical teaching superior to both Old Testament and Oral Law. Six illustrations given: murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retaliation, and love of enemies. (Part 1 of 4)
Presentation 6 - Jesus’ ethical teaching superior to both Old Testament and oral law. Six illustrations given: murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retaliation, and love of enemies. (Part 2 of 4)
Presentation 7 - Jesus’ ethical teaching superior to both Old Testament and oral law. Six illustrations given: murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retaliation, and love of enemies. (Part 3 of 4)
Presentation 8 - Jesus’ ethical teaching superior to both Old Testament and oral law. Six illustrations given: murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retaliation, and love of enemies. (Part 4 of 4)
Presentation 9 - True Righteousness, versus hypocrisy of the Pharisees, in Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting. (Part 1)
Presentation 10 - True Righteousness, versus hypocrisy of the Pharisees, in Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting. (Part 2)
Presentation 11 - True Righteousness, versus hypocrisy of the Pharisees, in Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting. (Part 3) - Single-hearted devotion to God, versus worldly treasure.
Presentation 12 - Single-hearted devotion to God, versus worldly treasure. (cont’d)
Presentation 13 - Judgement and criticism of others.
Presentation 14 - Prayer and the Golden Rule.
Presentation 15 - Parables that illustrate the lessons of personal righteousness as Jesus concludes His sermon. (Part 1)
Presentation 16 - Parables that illustrate the lessons of personal righteousness as Jesus concludes His sermon. (Part 2).
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