The Sermon on the Mount: Episode 1

What is real success according to Jesus? Check out the first video in this six part series by Video Bible Talks on the Sermon on the Mount!

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01 | Succeed

How can we really succeed in life?

There are so many YouTube channels, books and voices telling us how to live and ‘succeed’… but what is true success according to Jesus?

In this first video, we take a look at Matthew 5:1-6 where Jesus gives eight statements that start with the word ‘blessed’. As we unpack each one – we see Jesus’ vision for successful living.

If you want to win at being a follower of Jesus, these eight statements will tell you how.

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Possible Discussion Questions

  • What do your friends/peers/teachers/family think success looks like?
  • How does this compare with Jesus’ view of success?

Related Bible Reference

  • Matthew 5:1-6
  • Philippians 1:21

Series Content

Links to the series:

Episode 1 

Episode 2 

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6




Produced by Video Bible Talks

Video Bible Talks is an expository Bible ministry designed to equip, resource and support churches with teaching content for a wide variety of contexts, and is available free of charge.

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Director Alan Witchalls

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