The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus' most inspiring and challenging description of the Christian counterculture. John Stott's teaching on this timeless text shows how its value system, ethical standard, religious devotion and network of relationships clearly distinguish it from both the nominal church and the secular world.
In this volume Stott's The Message of the Sermon on the Mount is offered in brief readings suitable for daily use which take us passage by passage through the Scripture text. Including eight weekly studies for individuals or groups, this book covering Matthew 5-7 allows readers to enjoy the riches of Stott's writings in a new, easy-to-use format.
John Stott was one of the most beloved and masterful Bible teachers of the last fifty years. His books have sold in the millions. Christians on every continent have heard and read his instructive and inspiring expositions of Scripture. The books in the Reading the Bible with John Stott series offer the essential message of Stott's teaching, largely drawn from his Bible Speaks Today volumes, and present it in a format suitable for daily reading. Questions at the end of each section make these books even more useful for individuals or groups.
"Nothing would have been more important to John Stott than to get the words of the title in the right order. We are reading the Bible with John Stott, not just reading John Stott on the Bible. For in his preaching as in his writing, John Stott's greatest gift was to help people see and hear clearly what the Bible itself actually says, and then, of course, to challenge us as to how we should respond to what we see and hear. Not all of us possess the complete works of John Stott. But we do possess the complete Bible. These sensitively edited extracts from Stott's writings will not only introduce new readers to the riches of his biblical exposition (and make them hungry for more), but will surely also introduce them to riches of God's word they had not seen before."
"No one I have known has loved, preached, taught and lived the Bible any more than John Stott. He often quoted Spurgeon's comment that we should seek for our very blood to become 'Bibline'; so seriously should we soak in Scripture in order to know and live it. This new series will give us daily help in just such living."
"On every continent, churches and church leaders called Stott 'Uncle John' because he pastored, mentored and loved us. He pointed us to Jesus. He taught us the Scriptures with honesty, clarity and humility. He lived what he taught, and he inspired us to do the same. This book is your chance to be pastored and mentored by Uncle John too."
"Stott's guidance is traditional and focuses on fundamental teachings with an attempt to make the sermon's teaching understandable and more personal for modern believers of all ages."
How to Read the Bible with John Stott
1. Developing Spiritual Character: Matthew 5:1-6
2. A Christian's Influence: Matthew 5:7-16
3. A Christian's Righteousness: Matthew 5:17-30
4. Marriage, Truthfulness, Revenge and Love: Matthew 5:31-48
5. A Christian's Religion: Matthew 6:1-18
6. A Christian's Ambition: Matthew 6:19-34
7. A Christian's Relationships: Matthew 7:1-12
8. A Christian's Commitment: Matthew 7:13-29
Guidelines for Leaders