John R. W. Stott, D.D. (Lambeth) Rector Emeritus, All Souls Church, London
The essence of Jesus' teaching is clearly portrayed in His Sermon on the Mount. Stott provides an expository study of the Sermon as found in Matthew 5-7. Students examine and analyze key issues and interpretations in the Sermon. The lectures concentrate on both theological and practical questions raised in the Sermon, such as 'How did Christ fulfill the law?' and 'How should Christians relate to their world?' Throughout the course, Stott encourages students to apply the Sermon's principles to life and ministry.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of your study, you should be able to do the following:
Appreciate the message of the Sermon on the Mount as a guide for salvation and growth.
Explain the special theological difficulties raised by the Sermon on the Mount.
Propose solutions to the theological difficulties raised by the Sermon on the Mount.
Compare and contrast the ways the Pharisees handled the law with the way Christ fulfilled the law.
Apply key principles from the Sermon to contemporary life and ministry.
1. The Christian's Character (Matthew 5:1-12) 2. The Christian's Influence (Matthew 5:13-16) 3. The Christian's Righteousness: Part I (Matthew 5:17-30) 4. The Christian's Righteousness: Part II (Matthew 5:31-48) 5. The Christian's Religious Life: Part I (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18) 6. The Christian's Religious Life: Part II (Matthew 6:7-15) 7. The Christian's Ambition (Matthew 6:19-34) 8. The Christian's Relationships: Part I (Matthew 7:1-12) 9. The Christian's Relationships: Part II (Matthew 7:13-27) 10. The Christian's Religious Life: Part III (Matthew 7:28-29)