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A free Bible commentary eBook from SGBCFrom author and scholar Scot McKnight comes this FREE new eBook on the Sermon on the Mount.

Millions of lives have been changed by the Sermon on the Mount, and you’ll see why as Scot McKnight’s eBook Kingdom Vision reconnects you with the life-changing—and world-changing—message of Jesus.

The free Bible commentary eBook will help you:

  • Understand the powerful truths in Jesus’ most famous sermon
  • See Jesus’ inspiring vision for his people and kingdom
  • Discover how Jesus’ beliefs are often at odds with our own
  • Love the people  around you more fully
  • Become more like Christ

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What’s inside the eBook?

Sermon on the Mount Bible Commentary

This eBook is selected from Scot McKnight’s new book, The Story of God Bible Commentary: Sermon on the Mount. Scot McKnight’s exceptional scholarship and clear writing style shed new light on the richly beautiful, challenging, world-changing teachings of Jesus.

The Kingdom Vision eBook features:

  • 44 pages that explain and illuminate high points of Jesus’ most famous sermon.
  • A revealing new look at the Beatitudes (“Blessed are the ____”), and why they turn our expectations upside-down.
  • An examination of Jesus’ views on violence & the real meaning of “turn the other cheek.”
  • An eyewitness account of how grace defused a robbery in inner-city Sydney, Australia.
  • Practical suggestions for how we can live out Jesus’ teachings today.

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Here’s a sample from the eBook:

Peacemaking is neither being ‘nice’ (as defined today), nor is it ‘tolerance’ (again as defined today); rather, it is an active entrance into the middle of warring parties for the purpose of creating reconciliation and peace.

But neither is it soft-pedaling around real but not identical differences — that is, between those who have experienced apartheid and those who inflicted apartheid, between those who split a church and those who choose to remain, between a husband and wife who are struggling to get along, between two colleagues at the office, or between parents and children who can’t seem to find enough common ground to trust one another.

The peacemaker, as the person whom Jesus blesses, seeks to reconcile — not by pretending there are no differences or by suppressing differences, but by creating love of the other that transcends differences or that permits the people to join hands in spite of differences…

Kingdom Vision by Scot McKnight

As a further taste, here are 10 quotes from Scot McKnight’s free Bible commentary eBook:

  1. Those who love will love even those who dish out injustices.
  2. God graciously reveals what God wants, but God unfolds that demand over time so that it is completely revealed only in Christ.
  3. The Beatitudes teach us to look to Jesus not only as the one who thunders “Blessed!” before those who needed to hear it, but also as the one who embodied each beatitude in singular form.
  4. The good life, the life that leads to blessing and to flourishing, is the life lived by looking constantly to God for both approval and sustenance.
  5. God graciously provides the power for us to do what Jesus teaches as we live in the Spirit in the light of the coming kingdom.
  6. [Pacifism] is sometimes accused of being utopian or unrealistic, but… participation in war was clearly frowned on by nearly all early Christians — because it was the way of Jesus, and the way of Jesus is the kingdom, realistic or not.
  7. What he teaches in [the "do not resist an evil person" passage] is both a revelation of God’s intent and a “constitution” for the kingdom society.
  8. The Beatitudes of Jesus are nothing short of a revolution of evaluation. We see in those whom Jesus blesses those who truly are the Jesus people of this world, and what he calls to our attention about them are not the sort of elements that often go into our evaluation methods.
  9. “[The Sermon on the Mount"] is not a statement that we can freely choose to take or leave. It is a compelling, lordly statement.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  10. “The sermon has a way of making us either better people or better liars.” -Rich Stearns

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What people are saying about The Story of God Bible Commentary series

SGBC Bible Commentary Series

The editors and contributors open up the biblical story in ways that move us to act with sensitivity and understanding… Well done.”

—Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary

Unique in its approach to exploring the Bible. Its easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God’s grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today.”

—Andy Stanley, North Point Ministries

Aperfect tool for helping every follower of Jesus to walk in the story that God is writing for them.

—Judy Douglass, Cru

 

An added benefit — a FREE newsletter from Zondervan Academic

With the free Kingdom Vision eBook you will also begin to receive the free Academic Update e-newsletter from Zondervan Academic. You’ll learn about new releases in The Story of God Bible Commentary series and more — including new commentaries,  monographs, textbooks, and Bible reference books by exceptional scholars and authors like:

  • Scot McKnight
  • Michael Bird
  • John Walton
  • Michael Horton
  • Lynn H. Cohick
  • Craig Blomberg
  • Joel Willitts
  • Wayne Grudem

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