The Sermon on the Mount, home page

The Sermon on the Mount, a fresh look

Into one discourse, that we now know as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus manages to pack the core of his ethical teaching. Recounted in Matthew’s Gospel, his words challenged the world of first century Judaism, provided a moral compass for early Christianity, and, over the past two millennia, have inspired many to a better lifestyle. The Sermon on the Mount promotes a way of life that: embodies the love of God and touches people with it; knows the peace of God and helps others to find it; acknowledges the moral failings of humanity whilst offering solutions to them.

This site exists to help you climb the mount, sit with Jesus, and hear, not just the grand sweep of his words, but also some of the more revealing nuances in his language. It will help you appreciate that the Sermon does not exist in isolation, but stands upon the solid foundation of the Hebrew Bible and informs a wealth of later works.

What's here

So what can you expect to find on this site? For the general reader there is:

For those with an academic background, who want to go a bit deeper, or those who have a healthy curiosity, there is: