Studies In The Sermon On The Mount
John R. W. Stott"A spiritual classic."Southwestern Journal of Theology"Books on the Sermon on the Mount are legion, but Lloyd-Jones' penetrating work deserves to be classed among the very best of them. . . These messages deal seriously with the meaning of the biblical text, probe deeply into the human heart, and come to grips with humanity's profoundest needs."Eternity"One of the most important studies of Matthew 5-7 in print. Lloyd-Jones speaks plainly and forcefully. He is loyal to the word of God and offers ample reason for the Christian gospel and hope. A reading of this book cannot help but bring a fuller understanding of and love for the Sermon on the Mount."Restoration Review"Lloyd-Jones has written some of the best stuff ever. His Studies in the Sermon on the Mount will thrill your soul."
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
"One of the most important studies of Matthew 5-7 in print. Lloyd-Jones speaks plainly and forcefully. He is loyal to the word of God and offers ample reason for the Christian gospel and hope. A reading of this book cannot help but bring a fuller understanding of and love for the Sermon on the Mount." - Eternity
Dr. Lloyd-Jones brought a wealth of devoted study as well as a profound spiritual appreciation to the work of interpreting this greatest address of our delightful experience in meditation. It presents depth of thought in simple language and beauty of style and contains a veritable thesaurus of spiritual truths drawn from the entire Bible. Originally delivered as sermons, the sixty studies in this devotional classic provide a fine example of clear, consecutive expository preaching from one of the greatest preachers of our time.
Few preachers have studied the Sermon on the Mount as intensively or spoken on its contents so frequently and effectively as the author of this work. Invitation to a Spiritual Revolution, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, provides an excellent and very readable written analysis which appeared first as a series of articles in Christianity Magazine. By popular demand, it is here offered in one volume so that it can be more easily preserved, circulated, read, reread and made available to those who would not otherwise have access to these practical studies in the Sermon on the Mount. Foreword by Sewell Hall.
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This is an exposition of Jesus' keynote sermon by one of the foremost preachers of the twentieth century. The essence of 60 consecutive sermons given over the course of more than a year at Westminster Chapel, London, is preserved in this contemporary devotional classic. The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible, but is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. For Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the failure of the church today to appropriate its message is a telling symptom of its superficiality, ineffectiveness and unattractiveness. 'The Doctor', as he was affectionately known, shows the remedy for the church's lamentable weakness in Jesus' lakeside teaching, which he explains and applies memorably, through the Sermon's rainbow of themes - including blessedness, joy, spiritual mourning, salt and light, denying oneself, fasting, anxiety, discernment, self-deception, and the trials and tests of faith. Re-covered and reformatted February 2002.
What does it mean to "seek first the kingdom of God" in our relationships, values, ambitions, finances and commitments? Jesus' answer to these questions amazed those who first heard the Sermon on the Mount. In this twelve-session LifeGuide(R) Bible Study, you'll dig deep into his startling and challenging message--the greatest sermon ever preached.
What does it mean to "seek first the kingdom of God" in our relationships, values, ambitions, finances and commitments? Jesus' answer to these questions amazed those who first heard the Sermon on the Mount. In this twelve-session LifeGuide(R) Bible Study, you'll dig deep into his startling and challenging message--the greatest sermon ever preached. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection. Leader's notes are included with information on study preparation, leading the study and small group components as well as helps for specific Bible passages covered in the study. Presented in a convenient workbook format and featuring the inductive Bible study approach, LifeGuides are thoroughly field-tested prior to publication; they're proven and popular guides for digging into Scripture on your own or with a small group. For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions--making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.
Charles Nathan Ridlehoover examines the Lord's Prayer in Matthew's Gospel, focusing on the prayer's centrality and showing how this centrality affects our reading of the Sermon on the Mount and subsequently, the prayer itself. Ridlehoover argues that the Lord's Prayer is structurally, lexically, and thematically central to the Sermon on the Mount, and the means through which disciples of Jesus are empowered to live out the kingdom righteousness it defines. In turn, the Sermon on the Mount clarifies what the answer to the petitions of the Lord's Prayer might look like in the life of the disciple of Jesus.Whilst the centrality of the Lord's Prayer has been noted by previous commentators, this centrality and its intended purpose has not hitherto been defined or examined in great depth. Ridlehoover fills this gap with a closely argued and in-depth study, ranging from methodology and the structure of the prayer itself to examining the Father, will, forgiveness and evil petitions, and the relevance of word and deed for hearers and doers. Ridlehoover's examination of the relationship between the Sermon and Prayer advances studies in compositional criticism and intratextuality.
Rhetorical criticism is increasingly applied to scriptural texts, but despite some valuable studies, little attention has been given to the question of how best to determine the structure of a text. After examining the development of the concept of structure in ancient and modern rhetoric and in rhetorical criticism (rhetorical analysis of Scripture), I present a typology of common rhetorical structures. These include: numerical principles (structures based on the numbers two, three, four, etc.); chiasms; inclusions; rhythm; outlining; bridge passages; Semitic parallelism; and catchwords. I trace the historical development of these structures through the centuries, and I survey theories that have been proposed for each of them. To demonstrate these structural principles in actual exegesis, I inspect their application to a specific biblical text, the sermon on the plain, Luke 6:20-49 (Luke's version of the sermon on the mount, Matthew 5-7). Along the way, specific conclusions are drawn about the adequacy of each of these principles in determining the sermon's structure, and the outline for the sermon which I determine to be most likely is proposed. The study concludes with a consideration of the central problem involved in the use of structural principals in rhetorical criticism--bedeviling subjectivism.
Analysis of theme, style and structure of the chanted sermons of a Virginia preacher shows that the chanted sermon is a powerful ritualistic expression in certain communities. As practiced among Afro-American groups the chanted sermon is a ritual expression which serves to resolve conflicts, affirm values, and meet certain socio-psychological needs. 041b061a72