To read the "Sermon on the Mount" usually leads a person to one of two conclusions: 1) that the type of life that is suggested by Christ's words is so tremendously impossible it should simply be put out of one's mind, or 2) that the teachings are tremendous and should be practices—but it is not necessary to make any personal commitment to the One who spoke the words.Dr. Boice carefully and clearly points out the folly of either of these positions.
Faith in Jesus Christ is a basic prerequisite to practicing the Beatitudes—and that faith makes their practice not only possible, but enjoyable. Thus, the author has created an all-encompassing work for scholar, pastor, college or Bible school student, and perfect for the local Bible study group. This work has become as standard in the effort of overcoming Christian ethical deficiency and exhortation to the high standard of Christian commitment and conduct.
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