Book Notes: The Kingdom of God – Chapters 8-9

TheKIngdome of God_coverThe Kingdom of God:
The Sermon on the Mount
by Archbishop Dmitri Royster
St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1992
128 pages
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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:

  1. Proclamation of the Kingdom
  2. The Law and the Gospel
  3. The New Life in Christ
  4. 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.
p.42

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.
p.45

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