What is the good life to which Jesus calls us? Start with the Blessings from Jesus’ preaching—where his disciples started their preparation for a life of service in the Spirit. The teachings of the Sermon are radical—they drive to the root—both in their simplicity and in the difficulty of living them. Yet this is the bedrock of what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus. This unit will use the instructions in the same way they were used by the early Christians—as catechism, teaching the essentials to new believers. It explores the Sermon under four main sections: the Blessings, Salt and Light, Jesus and the Law, and Heavenly Teachings.
(6 sessions, plus extender session)
Reproducible handouts for youth are included to expand the sessions. Purchase one guide per class. Permission granted to copy for additional teachers in the same class.