Few passages from Scripture are as widely read—or as frequently misunderstood—as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Over the centuries, believers and unbelievers alike have been stirred by Christ’s lessons on the Law of Love, the Golden Rule, forgiving one’s enemies, and bearing good fruit. But is the Sermon on the Mount really just a collection of inspiring moral teaching? Or does it offer us something even greater?
In this series on Luke 6, Alistair Begg invites us to revisit Jesus’ most famous sermon and see it for what it truly is: a “manifesto” for Christian living that points to our need for a Savior. Understood rightly, Jesus’ teaching would make even the most well-meaning, gracious person despair of his ability to fulfill God’s commands. Before we can embrace the radical, selfless lifestyle that Jesus preached, we must be reborn from the inside out—a transformation that can only be accomplished in us by Christ Himself.