The Sermon on the Mount is practical Christianity. With one critical teaching after another, Jesus cuts through centuries of tradition, laws, and culture to reveal a picture of life in God’s kingdom. He overturns outward formalism and impossible religious codes, speaking directly to the heart of the gathered crowd. His path is different than anything they have seen or imagined.
Across time and place, the form of worship has varied as much as the content of worship. What ties these forms together? And are some forms closer to true worship than others? How can we know when we have truly gathered to worship God?