Altruism is central to the teachings of Jesus found in the Gospel, especially in the Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain. mehr

Christianity and Judaism

The Sermon on the Mount records that Jesus taught that if someone comes to harm you, then one must turn the other cheek. mehr


The synoptic gospels are the source of many popular stories, parables, and sermons, such as Jesus's humble birth in Bethlehem, the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, the Last Supper, and the Great Commission. mehr

Lord's Prayer

Two forms of it are recorded in the New Testament: a longer form in the Gospel of Matthew as part of the Sermon on the Mount, and a shorter form in the Gospel of Luke as a response by Jesus to a request by "one of his disciples" to teach them "to pray as John taught his disciples". mehr

Turning the other cheek

This phrase, as with much of the Sermon on the Mount, has been subject to both literal and figurative interpretations. mehr

Sermon on the Mount

The "Sermon on the Mount" (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: "Sermo in monte") is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew (chapters 5, 6 and 7). mehr

Sea of Galilee

One of Jesus' famous teaching episodes, the Sermon on the Mount, is supposed to have been given on a hill overlooking the lake. mehr


"Matthew's Antitheses" is the traditional name given to a section of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus takes six well known prescriptions of the Mosaic Law and calls his followers to do more than the Law requires. mehr

Church of the Brethren

The Brethren state that they have "no creed but the New Testament." If there is a single part of the New Testament that is most pointed to as a guide for members' lives it is The Sermon on the Mount. mehr

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It was around this time that Bonhoeffer published his best-known book, "The Cost of Discipleship", a study on the Sermon on the Mount, in which he not only attacked "cheap grace" as a cover for ethical laxity but also preached "costly grace". mehr

Lilies of the Field (1963 film)

The title comes from , a portion of the Sermon on the Mount, and its parallel scripture from . mehr

Anti-Revolutionary Party

In the formation of a common Christian-democratic identity anti-revolutionary Aantjes played a decisive role: he orients the party towards the sermon on the Mount where Christ says that Christians should clothe the naked and feed the hungry. mehr

John Singer Sargent

Sargent worked on the murals from 1895 through 1919; they were intended to show religion's (and society's) progress, from pagan superstition up through the ascension of Christianity, concluding with a painting depicting Jesus delivering the Sermon on the Mount. mehr

Patience (poem)

The narrator/homilist begins by praising patience, setting it among eight virtues (which he calls blessings) or typically known as the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-10 from the Sermon on the Mount, which he hears in mass one day. mehr

Historicity of the Bible

For example the expectation of the coming messiah, the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount and much else of the early Christian movement are found to have existed within apocalyptic Judaism of the period. mehr

August Tholuck

After his commentaries (on Romans, the Gospel of John, the Sermon on the Mount and the Epistle to the Hebrews) and several volumes of sermons, his best-known books are "Stunden christlicher Andacht" (1839; 8th ed., 1870), intended to take the place of J H D Zschokke's standard rationalistic work with the same title, and his reply to David Strauss's "Life of Jesus" ("Glaubwürdigkeit der evangelischen Geschichte", 1837). mehr

The Passion of the Christ

Flashbacks of Jesus as a child and as a young man with Mary his mother, giving the Sermon on the Mount, teaching the Twelve Apostles, and at the Last Supper are some of the images depicted. mehr


The most famous example is the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus of Nazareth. mehr

John G. Bennett

He saw the Sermon on the Mount as a document describing the true community. mehr

Tolstoyan movement

Tolstoy's views were formed by rigorous study of the ministry of Jesus, particularly the Sermon on the Mount. mehr

Piero di Cosimo

With the exception of the landscape background in Rosselli's fresco of the "Sermon on the Mount", in the Sistine Chapel, there is no record of any fresco work from his brush. mehr

List of religious sites

The Mount of Olives is where Jesus is alleged to have preached the Sermon on the Mount and the chapel the place from which he ascended to Heaven. mehr

Ethics in the Bible

The central teachings of Jesus are presented in the Sermon on the Mount, notably the "golden rule" and the prescription to "love your enemies" and "turn the other cheek". mehr


Jesus assures his listeners in the Sermon on the Mount that, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." In the Parable of the Good Samaritan he holds up to his followers the ideal of compassionate conduct. mehr

Frank Stagg (theologian)

"Preaching from the Sermon on the Mount." In "Biblical Preaching: An Expositor's Treasury", ed. mehr

Bruderhof Communities

His teachings are central to Bruderhof life – particularly the command "Love your neighbor as yourself", the Sermon on the Mount, and teachings concerning nonviolence, faithfulness in marriage, and compassion for the poor. mehr

Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

The classic dispensationalist belief held by the fundamentalists largely disregarded the Sermon on the Mount as a law for an earlier age, while the traditional Brethren statement "the New Testament is our Rule of Faith and Practice" placed a high emphasis on this passage in Matthew 5–7. mehr

The Kingdom of God Is Within You

As the Russian Orthodox Church was—at the time—an organization merged with the Russian state and fully supporting state's policy, Tolstoy sought to separate its teachings from what he believed to be the true gospel of Christ, specifically the Sermon on the Mount. mehr

Intentional community

Using the biblical book of Acts (and, often, the Sermon on the Mount) as a model, members of these communities strive for a practical outworking of their individual faith in a corporate context. mehr

Jakob Lorber

The "Great Gospel of John" also states that the gospels of John and Matthew were written at the time of the events they chronicle; for instance, Lorber writes that Jesus specifically told Matthew to take notes during the Sermon on the Mount. mehr


In the New Testament, when Jesus mentions a "city set upon a hill" that "cannot be hidden" (one of the metaphors of Salt and Light in the Sermon on the Mount) he may have been referring to Hippos. mehr

Bérenger Saunière

In November 1896 Saunière commissioned prestigious sculptor and painter Giscard of Toulouse (established in 1855) to decorate his church with new statues of the saints, Stations of the Cross, Baptismal font with statues of John baptising Jesus (bearing "Ecce Agnus Dei"), a bas-relief of Jesus giving the Sermon on the Mount above the Confessional, and a figure of a Devil supporting a Holy Water Stoup surmounted by Angels making the Sign of the Cross, bearing the inscriptions "BS" and "Par Ce Signe Tu Le Vaincras" ("By this sign you will conquer him"). mehr


Some groups of Christians, such as the Religious Society of Friends and the Mennonites, object to the taking of both oaths and affirmations, basing their objections upon a commandment given in the Sermon on the Mount, and regard all promises to be witnessed by God. mehr

A German Requiem (Brahms)

Movement 1 and 7 begin "Selig sind" (Blessed are), taken from the Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount in 1, from Revelation in 7. These two slow movements also share musical elements, especially in their ending. mehr


The main teaching part in the Sermon on the Mount starts and ends with the expression “the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 5:17 + 7:12). mehr

Mark 11

Thomas has Jesus talking about thistles not yielding figs in saying 45, which is also found in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:16. mehr

Chapters and verses of the Bible

For example, the Sermon on the Mount, comprising three chapters in the modern system, has but one "kephalaion" mark, while the single modern chapter 8 of the Gospel of Matthew has several, one per miracle. mehr

Hyam Maccoby

He considered the Gospel accounts of the hostility between Jesus and the Pharisees as an invention of the Pauline Church, and argued that Jesus himself subscribed to Pharisaic Judaism as revealed in such texts as the Sermon on the Mount. mehr

Richard Reader Harris (barrister)

Bradlaugh, an atheist, mocked Christians who lived immoral lives while he lectured on Bible texts and advocated that his audience abide by ideas expressed in the Sermon on the Mount. mehr

King of Kings (1961 film)

Judas believes that he can persuade Barabbas to embrace Christ as a liberator and that he can influence Christ to take up arms against Rome, but Barabbas becomes disillusioned after listening to the Sermon on the Mount. mehr

John Hick

He first cites the Sermon on the Mount as being the basic Christian teaching, as it provides a practical way of living out the Christian faith. He says that "christian essence is not to be found in beliefs about God...but in living as the disciples who in his name feed the hungry, heal the sick and create justice in the world." However, all of the teachings, including the Sermon on the Mount, that form what Hick calls the essence of Christianity, flow directly from Jesus' ministry. mehr

Johann Ernst Hanxleden

Other important "Paadham"s are concerned with the Fall of Man (second), the Annunciation (fourth), the Nativity (fifth), the Sermon on the Mount (seventh), the Last Supper (tenth), the trial and Crucifixion (eleventh), the Resurrection (thirteenth), and the Ascension (fourteenth). mehr

John Cassian

During this period the monks practiced the paths to holiness as revealed in the Gospel, identifying strongly with the Christ who taught the Sermon on the Mount (found in Matthew 5–7). mehr

Mark 14

In Matthew 6:13 during the Sermon on the Mount he speaks of the temptation of evil, which might be what he is referring to here. mehr

Testimony of integrity

Early Friends refused to swear oaths, even in courtrooms, believing that one must speak truth at all times, and the act of swearing to it implied different standards of truth with and without oaths; this doctrine is attributed to Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (specifically Matthew 5:34-37). mehr

Matthew 4

The second half of this chapter is generally seen as the introduction to the ministry of Jesus that will take up the next several chapters of the Gospel and in the Sermon on the Mount that begins immediately after this chapter. mehr

The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Both Tolstoy and Gandhi considered themselves followers of the Sermon on the Mount from the New Testament, in which Jesus Christ expressed the idea of complete self-denial for the sake of his fellow men. mehr

Matthew 5

It contains the first portion of the Sermon on the Mount, which will also take up the next chapter and a half. mehr

D. A. Carson

These include major commentaries on Matthew in the "Expositor's Bible Commentary" (ISBN 0310499615) and John (ISBN 085111749X), commentaries on parts of the Bible, such as 1 Corinthians 12-14 (ISBN 0801025214) and the Sermon on the Mount (ISBN 0801024803). mehr

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

When granted an audience with the Pope, Francesco breaks from reciting Paolo's carefully prepared script and calmly protests against pomp and worldliness, reciting some of Jesus' words from the Sermon on the Mount praising humility to protest that Christ's teachings are totally opposite to Rome's obsession with wealth. mehr
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