THE SERMON ON THE PLAIN
In the previous section, we learnt that Jesus chose His apostles. He came down the hill and stood on a level place. He gave a sermon to those present. This address is referred to as the sermon on the plain in Luke’s Gospel.
The people had come to hear Jesus’ word to receive healing and for Jesus to exercise unclean spirits from them. In the sermon, Jesus talked of the characteristics of the new community. All those who would listen to His word would be the “New Israel”.
i. Blessings and woes. 6:20 – 26
Also referred to as the Beatitudes, Jesus Christ had a message for;
ii. Love of enemies. (6:27 – 36)
iii. Judging others. (6:37 – 42)
iv. Evidence of Good Discipleship. (6:43-45)
v. Hearing and doing. (6:46 – 49)
Lessons that Christians from the sermon on the plain
Teachings of Jesus on the Sermon on the Plain on how human beings should relate to one another
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