Current Preaching Series
BEATITUDES SERIES Starts Sunday 19th February 2017.
It seems that God has a thing for mountains. First of all, mountains are mentioned frequently in the Bible because mountains dotted the landscape of biblical regions. In other words, while mountains have a significant symbolic value in the Bible, they first and foremost are part of the physical reality of the Bible. As a result, mountains and hills are mentioned over 500 times in the Bible. Mountains have a logical religious symbolism for biblical cultures since they are “closer to God” who was believed to dwell in the heavens (as in the sky). As a result, God often reveals himself on the mountaintop. The bible tells us that the Ark landed on the peak of a mountain when the floodwater began to descend (which makes sense). Moses meet God as the burning bush on a mountain lets not forget where he was when he received the 10 commandments, yep that’s right a mountain.
Mountains are a place where God reveals more of who he is. So it should be no real surprise that Jesus did the same thing. In Matthew Chapter 5-8 Jesus preaches a sermon on a mountain. A message that to the early