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Mobile Ed: NT251 The Sermon on the Mount (5 hour course - audio)

Overview

Dr. Jonathan Pennington zeroes in on one of the most important texts studied throughout church history: the Sermon on the Mount. He gives a detailed exposition of the biblical text, covers historical interpretations, and provides direction for reading the sermon according to its structure.

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Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Matthew and the History of Interpretation

  • Matthew: Highly Structured, Literary, and Intentional Work
  • Discovering the Genre of Matthew 5–7
  • Matthew: Narrative-Discourse Outline
  • Matthew: The Sermon and Other Major Discourses
  • History of Interpretation: Importance of the Sermon on the Mount
  • History of Interpretation: Evading the Sermon’s Ethical Implications
  • Interpretation: Monastic
  • Interpretation: Anabaptist
  • Finding Information on Anabaptists in Dictionaries
  • Interpretation: Two Kingdoms
  • Interpretation: Dispensational
  • Interpretation: Lutheran
  • Interpretation: Modern Liberal
  • Interpretation: Fulfillment-Complexity
  • Taxonomy of Interpretations: Conclusions

Unit 2: Sermon on the Mount: A Virtue-Ethics Reading

  • Why Is This Important?
  • Virtue Ethics in the Context of Ethical Theories
  • Unpacking Virtue Ethics
  • Virtue Ethics and the Sermon on the Mount: Comparisons
  • Virtue Ethics and the Sermon on the Mount: Contrasts
  • Virtue Ethics: Modeling Christian Discipleship

Unit 3: Sermon on the Mount: Exposition

  • Understanding the Structure of the Sermon on the Mount
  • Using the Pericope Tool to Examine the Literary Structure of Matthew
  • Guidelines for Reading the Sermon on the Mount
  • Adding Notes to Your Bibles
  • Literary Context of the Sermon
  • Introducing the Beatitudes (Matt 5:1–12)
  • Using Interlinear Bibles and the Bible Sense Lexicon
  • Beatitudes (Matt 5:1–6)
  • Comparing English Translations with the Text Comparison Tool
  • Beatitudes (Matt 5:7–12)
  • Salt and Light (Matt 5:13–16)
  • Fulfilling Old Testament Righteousness (Matt 5:17–20)
  • Using Parallel Resources
  • Unpacking Matthew 5:20, Part 1 (Matt 5:21–48)
  • Using the Bible Word Study Tool to Study the Greek Word for “Love”
  • Being Righteous by Being Teleios(Matt 5:48)
  • Unpacking Matthew 5:20, Part 2 (Matt 6:1–21)
  • The Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6:7–15)
  • Double-Mindedness and Anxiety (Matt 6:19–34)
  • Judging Others (Matt 7:1–12)
  • Inside-Outside Issues (Matt 7:13–23)
  • Conclusion: Build on Solid Rock (Matt 7:24–27)

Summary and Conclusion

  • A “Cardiographic” Reading

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About Jonathan T. Pennington

Dr. Jonathan T. Pennington is the associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also served as a visiting professor at Southeastern Seminary, as well as the Institute of Biblical Studies in Orlando, Florida and Melbourne, Australia.