Quotes about sermon on the mount

In my experience, Matthew 5:8—”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”—has been the most helpful verse in the Bible in battling the temptation to lust. The key is that Jesus fights pleasure with pleasure.

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The sermon is ‘Mosissimus Moses’ (Luther’s expression); ‘It is Moses quadrupled, Moses multiplied to the highest degree’, because is is a law of inward righteousness which no child of Adam can possibly obey.

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Christian salt has no business to remain snugly in elegant ecclesiastical salt cellars; our place is to be rubbed into the secular community, as salt is rubbed into meat, to stop it going bad. And when society does go bad, we Christians tend to throw up our hands in pious horror and reproach the non-Christian world; but should we not rather repr... read more


Jesus, of course, did not say, “You are the honey of the world.” He said, “You are the salt of the earth.” Salt bites, and the unadulterated message of the judgement and grace of God has always been a biting thing.

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With every beatitude the gulf is widened between the disciples and the people, and their call to come forth from the people becomes increasingly manifest

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The main question the Sermon [on the Mount] forces upon us is not so much ‘What do you make of this teaching?’ as ‘Who on earth is this teacher?’

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