Emphasizing the historical distance between the New Testament and our contemporary culture, The Sermon on the Mount by Scot McKnight, part of the new The Story of God Bible Commentary series, offers helpful contextual insights for those seeking to discern how to live out the Bible in today’s world. Perfect for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and lay people alike, this highly anticipated series provides a clear and compelling exposition of the text in the context of the Bible’s overarching story. The authors move away from “application” language, which has been criticized as being too simplistic, encouraging instead a wider perspective and discussion of how the biblical story can be lived today.
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“Second, there is a clear eschatological focus in the word ‘blessed.’9” (Page 33)
“The fundamental problem with virtue ethics is that Jesus does not overtly talk like this; he does not teach the importance of habits as the way to form character.” (Page 5)
“Fourth, this list concerns the person’s relational disposition” (Page 34)
“The Beatitudes are a radical manifesto of a kingdom way of life because Jesus reveals who is in and who is not.” (Page 30)
“Here’s the nub of the issue: we must be intentional about reconciliation for it to become a pervasive lifestyle.” (Page 83)