The Sermon on the Mount: A Personal Encounter with the by James L. Mayfield

By James L. Mayfield

The objective of this publication is for readers to event a private stumble upon with the knowledge of Jesus present in Matthew 5-7. The Sermon at the Mount has grown out of pastor James Mayfield's examine and struggles around the years as individual, marriage associate, father or mother, pastor, instructor, and author. the first publications for this booklet were John Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. simply because there are 40 chapters, the ebook is easily suited to Lent, however it isn't really constrained to that season.

"The Spirit of God works during the teachings of Jesus, weaving, binding, penetrating, therapeutic, upsetting, correcting, reminding, reconciling. Jim Mayfield's 40 reflections are if you happen to wish greater than sound-bite, tip-for-the-day Christianity. He is helping us delve extra deeply and invitations us to understand God extra in detail via sifting lifestyles event in the course of the knowledge of Jesus. nice for private day-by-day devotion or to stimulate team dialog approximately concerns of lifestyles and faith!"
-Robert Schnase
Author of 5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Bishop of the United Methodist Church

"Mayfield's e-book is infused not just with the knowledge of Jesus, but additionally along with his personal huge knowledge gathered and deliberately nurtured during his wealthy ministry and devoted lifestyles. He writes as pastor, student, husband, father, and friend--inviting us to accomplice with him in reflecting, back, on Jesus' such a lot recognized teachings. His acknowledged wish for the e-book is that readers may well 'experience a private come across with the knowledge of Jesus.' definitely each one of his 40 chapters presents us with the chance to take action. steered to be used as a Lenten research, each one bankruptcy ends with examine questions that may be used to steer crew dialogue or to deepen own mirrored image. Mayfield's publication, during this regard, is as useable because it is profound."
-Cynthia L. Rigby
W.C. Brown Professor of Theology
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

"Jim Mayfield is a sensible pastor who makes the message of Jesus obtainable to all seekers of knowledge and fact. His pastoral stories have introduced him into touch with an enormous array of political opinions and private ideals. His religious perception connects these reports with assembly Jesus. many years in the past, Paul Scherer outlined the Bible as a spot to fulfill God. during this publication, Jim Mayfield has controlled to illustrate how robust that assembly can be."
-William B. Lawrence, Dean
Professor of yankee Church History
Perkins college of Theology

James L. Mayfield is a retired United Methodist Pastor. whereas serving as pastor he additionally taught at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and served 12 months as Chaplain of the Senate of the nation of Texas.

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