Course Number: NT501
Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church in London, England Deceased 2011
The essence of Jesus’ teachings 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.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- 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.