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Sermon on the Mount
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When Jesus gave his Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi, he taught his Nephite audience, “when ye pray, use not vain repetitions” ( 3 Nephi 13:7 ), just as he had taught his disciples in the Old World ( Matthew 6:7 ). In light of this teaching, it should come as no surprise that there are differences in each version of the Lord’s Prayer recorded in scripture ( Matthew 6:9–13 ; 3 Nephi 13:9–13 ; Luke...
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Recorded in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, the Sermon on the Mount has made a big impact on both Christian faith as well as broader Western culture. Even non-Christians are familiar with, and often use, language and concepts from Jesus’ sermon. Phrases such as “the salt of the earth,” “the light of the world,” “a city on a hill,” “love your enemies,” and other expressions have become part of...