About the "Your Kingdom Come" devotionals

The Sermon on the Mount is a perennial favourite among Christians due to the depth of its ethical and theological teaching. Many of Jesus’ sayings in the Sermon have become core teachings that shape the Church, and the Sermon’s moral philosophy has influenced the course of human society.

In this series of 24 devotions that work through the whole of the text, listeners are challenged to come to Jesus and listen to His teachings in a prayerful manner, while also applying the lessons therein to their everyday life. The devotions are offered by twelve speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and vocations but united in their conviction in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its significance for life today.

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Format

Self-Paced

Lessons

24

Duration

4 hours

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1)

  • 2

    Beatitudes

    • Reversal of poor/mourning/meek (Matthew 5:2-5)

    • Merciful, pure, peacemakers (Matthew 5:6-9)

    • On persecution (Matthew 5:10-12)

  • 3

    Salt & Light

    • On discipleship (Matthew 5:13-16)

  • 4

    The Law and Prophets

    • Jesus as fulfilment of the OT (Matthew 5:17-20)

  • 5

    The Heart of the Torah

    • Murder, anger, & forgiveness (Matthew 5:20-26)

    • Adultery and fidelity (Matthew 5:27-32)

    • Swearing falsely and control (Matthew 5:33-37)

    • Revenge, forgiveness, and love (Matthew 5:38-48)

  • 6

    Treasure Narrative, part 1

    • Giving & fasting for the Father (Matthew 6:1-5, 16-18)

    • Praying to a Father, not a “god” (Matthew 6:6-8)

  • 7

    Lord’s Prayer

    • The coming of the kingdom (Matthew 6:9-10)

    • Letting the kingdom transform us (Matthew 6:11-15)

  • 8

    Treasure Narrative, part 2

    • Where treasure is, the heart is (Matthew 6:19-24)

    • Trusting in God’s provision (Matthew 6:25-30)

    • Seeking the kingdom (Matthew 6:31-34)

  • 9

    Kingdom Ethics

    • Against hypocrisy in criticism (Matthew 7:1-6)

    • Trusting in God’s generosity (Matthew 7:7-11)

    • The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12)

    • The narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14)

    • Recognition by fruits, not words (Matthew 7:15-23)

    • Building on the rock (Matthew 7:24-27)

  • 10

    Conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount

    • The triumph of the teacher (Matthew 7:28-29)

Instructor

Instructors

Dr Lai Pak Wah



Pak Wah is lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology at BGST. A graduate from BGST (Grad Dip CS) & Regent College, Vancouver (MCS, ThM), Pak Wah completed his PhD at Durham University, where he specialised in Christianity in Late Antiquity (the history, theology and spirituality of the 2nd - 5th century church fathers, also known as Patristic Studies). Pak Wah has publicised articles and chapters on John Chrysostom’s preaching, soteriology and Trinitarian doctrine. He is also author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspectives of Chinese Medicine. Previously, Pak Wah was a full-time lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic, and engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board.


Quek Tze-Ming


Tze-Ming is a Ph.D candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He serves in the teaching ministry of his church, and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.


Dr Philip Satterthwaite

Philip has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written in collaboration with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen.


Timothy Ang


Timothy is a pastor at Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church. He holds a Master of Theology (Old Testament) from Trinity Theological College and a Master of Divinity from BGST. He previously received degrees in History from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford on a government scholarship, and worked for 10 years in MINDEF/SAF. He is married to Velma and they have three children: Faith, Charis, and Nathan.


Dr Kwa Kiem-Kiok

Kiem-Kiok is Lecturer in missiology and interdisciplinary studies. She brings her legal and theological training, as well as work experience in marketplace, church and para-church organisations into this role. Previously she was lecturer and registrar at East Asia School of Theology where she taught a variety of courses in intercultural studies. She has published on a diverse range of subjects including a contextual commentary on Matthew(ATA, 2017), contributed to the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011) as well as on religious harmony in Faith in an Age of Terror (BGST, 2018). She and her husband, a Methodist pastor, enjoy walking in the outdoors.


Rev Dr Dev Menon


Dev is the Pastor in charge of discipleship at Zion Bishan BP Church, where he has worked for the last 12 years. He is the husband of one wife, Chene and the father of 4 young children. He has authored several books including 'The Pattern', 'The Rest Race' and 'Run to the Rock'. 


Sarah Phua


Sarah is currently studying part-time at BGST while running an accounting practice (Genesis Consulting & Solutions). She serves as a part-time pastoral staff at World Revival Prayer Fellowship. Her passion is in Church Strategy, which is mainly what she does currently at her church. She is also an associate consultant with Churchlife Resources, a ministry that provides strategy on Church health & growth. Sarah is married to Barnabas Ramesh and both of them enjoy serving together in the young adult and youth ministry. During their free time they enjoy board games!


Leow Wen Pin

Wen Pin is Lecturer in Biblical and Interdisciplinary Studies at BGST, where he also directs the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia. Being especially concerned about the inclusion of people with disabilities, he leads the Koinonia Inclusion Network (KIN) which promotes inclusion in churches, and he also serves in various roles in the disability sector. 


Prarthini M. Selveindran


Prarthi really loves amphibians and reptiles—being particularly passionate about frogs and snakes. She spent most of her NUS life studying these (and many other) fascinating creatures and bio-systems, which was made all the richer through her time in VCF, in seeing that caring for creation is something God is concerned with. She currently serves with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES) Singapore, and has been, since 2015. Prarthi is also co-editor of the book 'God's Gardeners: Creation Care Stories from Singapore and Malaysia'. As she goes about life, she desires to seek right relationships, and invite others to do likewise, wherever God has called us. If not meeting with her students, you would find Prarthi either buried in a book, or scouting for useful reduce-to-clear items at Cold Storage.


Dawn Yip


Dawn is a member of St John’s-St Margaret’s Church, where she also serves as a cell group leader, and in the women’s fellowship. She has worked as in independent consultant for 12 years, and in the public service for a combined 15 years. Her roles have spanned public policy, foresight, organisation development, and public engagement. She is married and has three sons.


Dr Tan Seng Kong

Seng Kong is BGST's Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology). Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God.


Dr Goh Wei-Leong


Wei-Leong, a general practitioner, co-founded and chairs HealthServe, an NGO that reaches out to under-served foreign workers in Singapore. HealthServe. Given his personal mission to be a ‘Catalyst Bringing Life!’, Wei-Leong is passionate about social justice and connecting people to one another. He also thoroughly enjoys engaging millennials over a good cappuccino. Wei-Leong cares deeply about life and keeps a regular rhythm of rest, reflection and work to constantly calibrate true north.