The Kingdom of God:
The Sermon on the Mount
by Archbishop Dmitri Royster
St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1992
I forgot to mention that the book is in four parts. In themselves, the titles of these parts are a good structure of the Sermon on the Mount:
- Proclamation of the Kingdom
- The Law and the Gospel
- The New Life in Christ
- The Path to Holiness
Notes from Chapter 8:
Essentially what He taught was that doing God’s will was not a simple matter of compliance with laws, but rather of obedience and love, of heartfelt conversion.
Notes from Chapter 9:
Their [the disciples] righteousness must be greater than that of the old teachers [scribes and pharisees] , many of whom no doubt complied with its requirements [of the law]. Now, however, it is not a question of that kind of observance, but of submission of the will to God, a complete conversion to Him and His way. Without this, it will be impossible to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THESE NOTES
Any reflection on these quotes?