I. INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON

(Matthew 5:1,2)

A. The Preacher

B. The Place

C. The People

D. The Preaching

PART ONE – CHARACTER OF HOLY CONDUCT

II. BLESSED ARE THE POOR

(Matthew 5:3)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

III. BLESSED ARE THE PINING

(Matthew 5:4)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

IV. BLESSED ARE THE PLIANT

(Matthew 5:5)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

V. BLESSED ARE THE PANTING

(Matthew 5:6)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

VI. BLESSED ARE THE PITYING

(Matthew 5:7)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

VII. BLESSED ARE THE PURE

(Matthew 5:8)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

VIII. BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

(Matthew 5:9)

A. The Requirement in the Beatitude

B. The Reward in the Beatitude

PART TWO – CRUELTY FOR HOLY CONDUCT

IX. BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED (I)

(Matthew 5:10)

A. The Character of the Persecution

B. The Cause for the Persecution

C. The Compensation for the Persecution

X. BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED (II)

(Matthew 5:11,12)

A. The Reviling in the Persecution

B. The Rejoicing in the Persecution

C. The Reward for the Persecution

D. The Reputation From the Persecution

PART THREE – CALLING FOR HOLY CONDUCT

XI. MINISTRY OF SALTING

(Matthew 5:13)

A. The Worth of Salt

B. The Work of Salt

C. The Warning for Salt

XII. MINISTRY OF SHINING

(Matthew 5:14–16)

A. The Proclamation for Shining

B. The Pattern for Shining

C. The Preventing of Shining

D. The Place of Shining

E. The Purpose of Shining

PART FOUR – CONTRASTS OF HOLY CONDUCT

XIII. PREFACE TO THE CONTRASTS

(Matthew 5:17–20)

A. The Mission of Christ

B. The Message of Christ

XIV. CONTRAST ABOUT MURDER

(Matthew 5:21–26)

A. The Creed for the Contrast

B. The Correction in the Contrast

C. The Command in the Contrast

XV. CONTRAST ABOUT MORALS

(Matthew 5:27–30)

A. The Creed for the Contrast

B. The Correction in the Contrast

C. The Commands in the Contrast

XVI. CONTRAST ABOUT MARRIAGE

(Matthew 5:31,32)

A. The Creed for the Contrast

B. The Correction in the Contrast

XVII. CONTRAST ABOUT THE MOUTH

(Matthew 5:33–37)

A. The Creed for the Contrast

B. The Condemnation in the Contrast

C. The Correctness in the Contrast

XVIII. CONTRAST ABOUT MEEKNESS

(Matthew 5:38–42)

A. The Creed for the Contrast

B. The Correction in the Contrast

XIX. CONTRAST ABOUT MALICE

(Matthew 5:43–48)

A. The Creed for the Contrast

B. The Correction in the Contrast

C. The Command in the Contrast

PART FIVE – COUNSEL ABOUT HOLY CONDUCT

XX. COUNSEL ABOUT PHILANTHROPY

(Matthew 6:1–4)

A. The Work of Philanthropy

B. The Warning for Philanthropy

C. The Way of Philanthropy

XXI. COUNSEL ABOUT PRAYER (I)

(Matthew 6:5–8)

A. Hypocritical Praying

B. Holy Praying

C. Heathenistic Praying

XXII. COUNSEL ABOUT PRAYER (II)

(Matthew 6:9–13

A. The Exhortation for Praying

B. The Example for Praying

XXIII. COUNSEL ABOUT PARDON

(Matthew 6:14,15)

A. The Call to Forgiveness

B. The Consequences of Forgiveness

XXIV. COUNSEL ABOUT PIETY

(Matthew 6:16–18)

A. The Practice of Fasting

B. The Perversion of Fasting

C. The Properness in Fasting

XXV. COUNSEL ABOUT POSSESSIONS

(Matthew 6:19–24)

A. The Seeking of Possessions

B. The Sympathy for Possessions

C. The Seeing of Possession

D. The Servitude of Possessions

XXVI. COUNSEL ABOUT PERTURBATION

(Matthew 6:25–34)

A. The Condemning of Anxiety

B. The Cure for Anxiety

XXVII. COUNSEL ABOUT PREJUDICE

(Matthew 7:1–5)

A. The Restricting of Prejudice

B. The Reciprocation of Prejudice

C. The Rebuking of Prejudice

XXVIII. COUNSEL ABOUT PREFERMENT

(Matthew 7:6)

A. The Explanation About Preferment

B. The Examples of Preferment

C. The Exhortations About Preferment

XXIX. COUNSEL ABOUT PRAYER (III)

(Matthew 7:7-11)

A. The Command to Pray

B. The Character of Prayer

C. The Consequences of Praying

XXX. COUNSEL ABOUT PRINCIPLE

(Matthew 7:12)

A. The Specifics of the Principle

B. The Support for the Principle

XXXI. COUNSEL ABOUT PATHS

(Matthew 7:13,14)

A. The Command in the Counseling

B. The Contrast in the Counseling

C. The Conclusions in the Counseling

XXXII. COUNSEL ABOUT PROPHETS

(Matthew 7:15–20)

A. The Denouncing of False Prophets

B. The Disguise of False Prophets

C. The Danger of False Prophets

D. The Discerning of False Prophets

E. The Doom of False Prophets

XXXIII. COUNSEL ABOUT PROFESSION

(Matthew 7:21–23)

A. The Dictum Against False Profession

B. The Defense by False Professors

C. The Doom of False Professors

PART SIX – COMPREHENSION OF HOLY CONDUCT

XXXIV. APPRAISAL OF THE LISTENERS

(Matthew 7:24–27)

A. The Cause for the Parable

B. The Categories in the Parable

C. The Construction in the Parable

D. The Crisis in the Parable

XXXV. APPRAISAL BY THE LISTENERS

(Matthew 7:28,29)

A. The Time of the Appraisal

B. The Trauma in the Appraisal

C. The Teaching for the Appraisal