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“The Sermon on the Mount is probably the best-known part of the teaching of Jesus, though arguably it is the least understood, and certainly it is the least obeyed. It is the nearest thing to a manifesto that he ever uttered, for it is his own description of what he wanted his followers to be and to do” (John Stott). Introductory comments: Whereas Stott’s words are in large measure true, I’m not sure about the Sermon being the “best-known&...Read More

Introduction As we begin our study of the Beatitudes, we would do well to hear D. A. Carson’s warning: “Diligent readers often cherish writers and speakers who can capture a complex position in a single, polished gem of a statement. Such aphorisms (as they are called) are especially telling when they first become public. Unfortunately, once an aphorism has been widely disseminated, it is in danger of being domesticated – a trained poodle that is dragg...Read More

A.             The Poor in Spirit – 5:3 What this beatitude does not mean: ·          Jesus does not mean blessed in spirit are the poor, as if to say that material poverty is in and of itself a virtue. For if it were, “then it would be an unchristian thing for a Christian or any other person to seek to alleviate the burdens of the destitute and t...Read More

A.                   The Pure in Heart - 5:8   One would be hard-pressed to identify a period in human history when people were as obsessed with their bodies, physical health, and external appearance as they are today. In a day when beautification of one’s “outer self” has become something of national hobby, purification of the “inner self” is a ...Read More

The Christian and the World...Read More

Jesus and the Old Testament...Read More

Dealing With Anger...Read More

Dealing With Lust...Read More

Telling the Truth...Read More

Loving Your Enemies...Read More

Be Righteous, but be Careful!: Giving...Read More

Be Righteous, but be Careful!: Praying...Read More

Be Righteous, But be Careful!: Fasting...Read More

The Threat of Materialism...Read More

The Threat of Worry...Read More

Judging Others...Read More

Perseverance in Prayer...Read More

The Golde Rule and the Golden Gate...Read More

Hypocricy and False Prophets...Read More

Jesus on Jesus and The People on Jesus...Read More

Bibliography Of The Sermon on the Mount...Read More