Coming up in Worship

by | Mar 24, 2024

Beginning the Sunday after Easter we begin a new series titled The Alternative. Our series is based primarily on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount where Jesus offers us a better way forward.

The teachings of Jesus was commonly known as the Way, acknowledging that following Him is a way of life that changes everything. And, throughout history, the faithful thoughtfully tried to emulate the ways of Jesus.

Our companion book is titled Jesus’ Alternative Plan by Richard Rohr (see Book Club News). Father Richard positions Jesus’ sermon from Matthew within the context of the gospels as a whole. The reality is humanity continues to customize Jesus’ plan to suite us. But, in His sermon, Jesus offers us an alternative.

Here is the outline for covering Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount with chapters from our companion book:

  Scripture Topic Jesus’ Alternative Plan
Apr 7 Matthew 7:1-5 Judging Chapters Intro-1
Apr 14 Matthew 6:24-34 Possessions Chapters 2-3
Apr 21 Matthew 5:13-16 Condiments Chapters 4-5
Apr 28 Matthew 5:38-42 Violence Chapter 6
May 5 Matthew 5:3-12 Beatitudes Chapters 7-8
May 12 Matthew 7:7-12 Knocking Chapter 9

Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them
Matthew 5:1-2

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Pastor Tommy


Richard Rohr. Jesus’ Alternative Plan. Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2022.

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