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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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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.

He earned a BA in history and his teaching certificate from Northern Illinois University, and his MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also taught Greek for two years as an NT fellow. For five years, he also served as the associate pastor at the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris in northern Illinois.

He holds a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (in St. Mary’s College), where he wrote his thesis, “Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew,” under the supervision of professors Richard Bauckham and Philip Esler. Dr. Pennington is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Tyndale Fellowship (Cambridge), the Institute for Biblical Research, and the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies. He’s published a variety of articles, reviews, and Greek and Hebrew language tools, as well as books like Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew (Brill),Cosmology and New Testament Theology (T&T Clark), and Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction (Baker Academic).