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The Chosen – Season 2 – Episode 8 

“Beyond Mountains” 

Episode Passage – Matthew 5:1-16 

Study 8 

Conversation Starter 

What have been your favorite memories from The Chosen Season 2? 

Episode Questions

1.When we’ve failed to follow Jesus, why don’t we have to “pay penance” to make things  right again? Even though our relationship with Christ is secure even when we sin, what IS  at risk when we sin? 

2.What do you think it means “to be the salt of the earth”? 

3. What do you think it means “to be the light of the world”?

4. From Jesus’ description of types of followers in the Sermon on the Mount, which do you  identify the most with - poor in spirit, the mournful, meek, hungry for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemaker, or persecuted?  

Personal Next Steps 

Renew and Refresh – This week read Matthew 5:1-16. 


o What’s your default way of trying to “make up with Jesus” when you’ve failed  Him? 

o What can you change this week to resist being a “passive follower” of Jesus? 

Continuing the Conversation – How could you be the “salt of the earth” to someone in  your life? 

Pray – Thank God for giving you purpose in this life and an example to follow that doesn’t require your perfect performance.

Matthew 5:1-16

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,

for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11  “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13  “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.



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