Protestant Christians since the time of the Reformation have prioritized individual and corporate reading of the Bible itself. Certainly, books of theology and God-focused resources own an important place in the Christian life, but these cannot replace engaging directly in God's Word. After all, it's Scripture that is "profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
That's what this journal is all about.
In these pages, you'll read perhaps the most famous and widely influential passage of the entire Bible — the Sermon on the Mount — along with notes and reflections from Jonathan T. Pennington, a leading Gospels scholar whose recent work centers around Jesus' Sermon. Use these pages to reflect as you read, to study Jesus' words for yourself, and to apply Jesus' commands in your own life.
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, Christian Standard Bible® (CSB ®)