Living the Sermon on the Mount Quiz

Categories: Gospel of Matthew

The lessons from the Sermon on the Mount guide us in how to treat one another morally and ethically. After reading Jesus' words from Matthew, how would you handle the following challenges? There are some answers listed. Discuss each one and then add your own.

Matt 5:43,44 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

  1. A girl at school has been telling lies about you. What do you do?
    1. Get some friends together and start your own lies about her.
    2. Tell your teacher.
    3. Invite her over to bake cookies and get to know her better.
  2. Your best friend copied your homework and you got blamed for cheating. What do you do?
    1. Since you can no longer trust him, don't be friends any longer.
    2. You take the blame and let your friend off the hook.
    3. You forgive your friend and ask him to tell the teacher the truth.
  3. Someone stole your new iPod and you know who it is.
    1. Call the police.
    2. You get your toughest friends together and go and teach him a lesson.
    3. Talk to him and offer him you're older mp3 player.
  4. You just became a member of a new group at school. To be initiated, you need to shoplift a CD at the local electronics store.
    1. You tell the principal.
    2. You go ahead and do it because you want to be part of the group.
    3. You explain to them that you can't break the law to be a member of their group.
  5. Kids at school make fun of you for believing in God.
    1. Don't ever tell anyone again that you believe in God.
    2. Find something about them to tease and taunt them.
    3. Ask them why they don't believe in God and be willing to be a witness for God.