This sermon looks at the beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12 in light of the giving of the 10 commandments in Exodus 19 & 20. The self revelation of God in Exodus on Mt. Sinai and the teaching of Jesus on the mount are tensions that the best disciples sometimes fail to understand. Hebrews 12:18 says: “You have not come to a physical mountain to something that can be touched, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom and whirlwind as the Israelites did at mount Sinai.” Yet, many Christians today or people seeking truth often hear about a God that does sound and seem to act like the God of fire, darkness, gloom and whirlwind. We talk about this challenge in this sermon.