He Taught Them Saying is a sermon series based on the Sermon on the Mount.
The Sermon on the Mount was not preached to the masses but to the twelve-those whom Jesus called to follow him. It remains the most significant body of ethical teachings found in the Gospels.
Hickman M. Johnson, a longtime pastor, explores the savior's sermon in detail in this book, noting that Matthew introduced us to this event by saying: "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying ..." (Matthew 5:1-2 KJV).
The disciples pondered the meaning of his words, grappling with their significance to this new life. They and we will ask questions like:
What does it mean to be Christian?
How are we Christians to live?
How are we to reflect Christ in our lives?
If the Ten Commandments established the moral norm for ancient Israel, then the Sermon on the Mount sets the ethical standard for Christian believers.