What Is The Purpose Of The Sermon On The Mount

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During the Sermon on the Mount, it is mentioned that whoever decides to set aside one of the commands Jesus has given and teaches others to do so, they will be called least in the kingdom of heaven (5:19). This can be relative to the woe of the Pharisees and teachers of law only picking particular laws to abide by (23:23-25). As the Sermon on the Mount continues, Jesus explains to be careful not to practice your “righteousness” in front of others. If it happens, then you will have no reward from your Father in heaven (6:1). Again, the Pharisees and teachers of law make it known of their righteous presence, causing the previous teaching to become relative to them (23:30-32). As Jesus is speaking while sending out the twelve, he mentions that

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