The Sermon on the Mount (Expositional Commentary Series)
Many pastors, students, and teachers have come to know and depend upon James Montgomery Boice's scholarly yet accessible commentaries on the most popular books of the Bible. Here is an addition to the Boice commentaries that has a unique focus....
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Many pastors, students, and teachers have come to know and depend upon James Montgomery Boice's scholarly yet accessible commentaries on the most popular books of the Bible. Here is an addition to the Boice commentaries that has a unique focus. Instead of examining an entire book of the Bible, it provides readers with an in-depth look into Matthew 5-7, Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.As with his other commentaries, Boice explains the meaning of the text verse by verse and also guides readers on how to apply the truths they find by relating the concerns of the text to today's world, the church, and the realities of the Christian life. Boice's clear and practical writing will make The Sermon on the Mount a helpful commentary for a wide range of readers, from serious Bible students to interested laypersons.
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount shows us the absolute necessity of the new birth and a regenerated heart. It points us to Jesus himself. And it indicates the way to blessing for Christians-how we can please our heavenly Father. James Montgomery Boice provides an in-depth look into the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7. He explains the meaning of the text verse-by-verse and relates its concerns to today's world, the church, and the realities of the Christian life. Boice's clear, practical writing makes this a helpful commentary for a wide range of readers-from serious Bible students to interested laypersons-to understand and apply the truths found in Jesus' teaching. It covers such topics as -"The Secret of Happiness" (5: 3-12) -"How to Rejoice in Persecutions" (5: 12) -"When You Are Angry" (5: 21-26) -"Divorce and Remarriage" (5: 31-32) -"How to Pray" (6: 5-8) -"The Names of God" (6: 9) -"How to Defeat Temptation" (6: 13) -"Fasting" (6: 16-18) -"Spiritual Discernment" (7: 6) James Montgomery Boice (1938- was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a speaker for more than thirty years.
James Montgomery Boice (D.Theol., University of Basel, Switzerland) was until his death in 2000, the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, the teacher on "The Bible Study Hour" radio program and chairman of the board of City Centre Academy. In addition to authoring numerous journal articles, he was a consulting editor for the Expositor's Bible Commentary. His books and many Expository commentaries include Foundations of God's City and the five-volume work The Gospel of John.