Hell will be full of people who thought highly of the Sermon on the Mount. You must do more than that. You must obey it and take action.
In the world of men we find nothing approaching the virtues of which Jesus spoke in the opening words of the famous Sermon on the Mount. Instead of poverty of spirit we find the rankest kind of pride; instead of mourners we find pleasure seekers; instead of meekness, arrogance; instead of hunger after righteousness we hear men saying, `I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing’; instead of mercy we find cruelty; instead of purity of heart, corrupt imaginings; instead of peacemakers we find men quarrelsome and resentful; instead of rejoicing in mistreatment we find them fighting back with every weapon at their command. Of this kind of moral stuff civilized society is composed.
~ A.W. Tozer, in The Pursuit of God (Chapter 9 – “Meekness and Rest”)
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The Sermon on the Mount, by Paige Patterson. This series of 12 chapel sermons were originally given at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and are available through iTunes U. You can also access these sermons via the following link – http://www.swbts.edu/events/Patterson/patterson_chapelsp08.cfm