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QTC Women’s Teaching Day ‘The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living to the Full’
Together we will be working through a process for observing and interpreting the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) as a whole we can use as we read God’s Word with others. As we dig into God’s Word together Robyn will help us to develop a process for applying the passage in different ministry contexts for women. In particular, her focus will be on helping women grow in everyday obedience, being in every way dependent on Christ, and encouraging others to grow with them.
This event is for QTC Women only. QTC Women includes current female QTC students, staff, students wives, staff wives, female alumni, alumni wives, and female volunteers.
or $15 for current QTC students
Morning Tea and Lunch are included
Session 1 (90mins): The Pillars of the Sermon on the Mount
our challenges in understanding and applying the Sermon on the Mount – and ‘instruction rich’ passages more generally
the challenges we face pursuing righteousness in our context
the process for understanding and applying we will develop over the day
The context of the Matthew 5-7 with a focus on Christology (interactive)
Key Question – What is the Sermon on the Mount actually about?
Unpacking foundational sections/pillars (involves small group work):
Matthew 5:1-12 – the lens of the sermon (main focus)
Key ideas – Kingdom, blessing
Matthew 5:13-16 – discipleship in this world
Key ideas – light and salt in the world/earth
Matthew 7:13-29 – Jesus’ conclusion
Key idea – two ways
Matthew 5:17-20 – Christ and the law
Key ideas – Christ, law and grace, righteousness
Matthew 5:48; 7:12 – big calls
Key ideas – God’s standards
Summary – the pillars of the Sermon on the Mount
Session 2 (90mins): The Body of the Sermon
Key Question: How does knowing Jesus shape what I do, what I’m like and what I want?
The ‘counter-stories’ and ‘alternative pillars’ that can occupy our hearts and minds.
Work through 5:21-48 (kingdom relationships); 6:1-8 & 16-19 (subtle traps for disciples); and 6:19-7:12 (Kingdom perspectives) via this process:
work through a demonstration scenario together
various ministry scenarios related to the text (small groups)
stepping back to observe and understand and the section of text
applying the depth of the text to the scenario – actions, character and desires
Session 3 (75mins): Dependence on our Father
The Lord’s Prayer (6:9-15) – Jesus’ guide to depending on our Father in prayer
prayer in groups
Demonstration talk on Matthew 5:1-16 with reflection on process of writing
Questions and Reflections