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

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Lexham Press 2014–2016

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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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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Provide a description of the Sermon on the Mount in light of its context in the gospel of Matthew
  • Explain how Jesus’ timeless teaching informs and answers modern ethical dilemmas
  • Use the hermeneutical tools needed to properly interpret the text

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 the Instructor

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.

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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.