Book Study: “Sermon on the Mount”
Thursdays • September 8-October 13 • 7-8:30pm
This is a book study with video, talking about how the original audience of poor Jews 1st hearing these words might interpret them quite differently than we do today. We cover the Beatitudes, then more specific sayings from the Sermon in the Mount in Matthew.
“The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have mean to his disciples, and to the others who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?
In Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today.”