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The King's Speech

Going to School with Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount

Words. Words are some of the most powerful things in the universe. Human beings use them every day to do both good and evil. Many of us: educators, ministers, business leaders, politicians and certainly parents even make speeches with them. Even as a person who gives many sermons and instruction in words, I am no fool to think that any one speech I give changes the course of history. Yet there are such times when even a very brief compilation of words profoundly impacts the destiny of the world.

In our own culture one can think of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address or Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech or Ronald Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall” in front of Brandenburg Gate towards the end of the Cold War. My mind also goes to King George VI of England in 1939 and the speech he gave to rally a nation in the defense of their island and civilization against the Nazi aggressor. Many of us are aware of this speech due to the 2010 Academy award-winning film “The Kings Speech.” This powerful film brought that impactful speech, from a stuttering and unassuming King, to the masses of a new generation.

Yet there is another, still greater king, who gave a still greater speech long ago. A humble Jewish teacher took his place on a hillside and took his followers and many a listening ear to school. This speech, the words of the King of Kings, was written down and transferred to millions in the inspired Word of God in the Scriptures. This speech has changed the world perhaps more than any words in all of history. And by that I do not mean to exaggerate. The teaching of Jesus Christ unleashed a revolution in the world and showed us a different path to walk amidst the greedy, violent and self-exalting human race.

This year at Jacobs Well we will study the King’s speech and go to school with Jesus. As God permits, from September until Easter we will walk in the words of the Sermon of the Mount found in the Gospel of Matthew. We will by no means be able to exhaust its riches together, but I do pray that its gold would shine forth for all who are hungry and thirsty for a renewed life and mission together.

April 5, 2015

The Authority of the King

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:28–7:29

March 29, 2015

Foundation for the Good Fight

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Topical Scripture: Matthew 7:24–7:27

March 22, 2015

House Builders

Speaker: Dean Macke Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:24–7:27

March 15, 2015

Knowing Jesus

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:21–7:23

March 8, 2015

Warning: When Seeing is Believing

Speaker: Mark Twombly Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:15–7:20

March 1, 2015

Gold

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:12–7:14

February 22, 2015

Ask. Seek. Knock.

Speaker: Dean Macke Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:7–7:11

February 15, 2015

Log Face

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 7:1–7:6

February 1, 2015

King of Future

Speaker: James Fields Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:24–6:35

January 25, 2015

Treasuring God

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:19–6:24

January 18, 2015

Fasting

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:16–6:18

January 11, 2015

The King's Prayer (Part 2)

Speaker: Dean Macke Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:9–6:15

January 4, 2015

The King's Prayer (Part 1)

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:5–6:10

December 28, 2014

The Rewards of Secrecy

Speaker: James Fields Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:1–6:4

December 21, 2014

A Most Radical Love

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:43–5:48

December 14, 2014

Negative Reciprocity

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:38–5:42

December 7, 2014

Swearing and Oaths

Speaker: Jonathan Sgalambro Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:33–5:37

November 30, 2014

Marriage Matters

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:31–5:32

November 23, 2014

Lustful Intentions

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:27–5:30

November 16, 2014

The King's Speech for the King's Fam

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Topical Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1–4:18

November 9, 2014

Angry

Speaker: Protim Adhikari Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:21–5:26

November 2, 2014

It's the Law

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:17–5:20

October 26, 2014

You Are.

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:13–5:16

October 12, 2014

Ooh Kill Em with Kindness

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:7–5:12

October 5, 2014

Hunger Games

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:6–5:6

September 28, 2014

Upside Down Kingdom

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:3–5:5

September 21, 2014

The King's Speech - An Introduction

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 4:18–5:2