About the Author
Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson retired in 2013 as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and returned to his native Scotland. Prior to this he held the Charles Krahe chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and served Church of Scotland congregations in Unst (Shetland) and Glasgow (St George’s Tron). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (1971).
Dr. Ferguson has authored several books published by the Trust, of which he is a trustee, and a former editor. He retains his position as Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas, and continues to preach God’s Word in churches and at conferences
The Sermon on the Mount answers some of the most pressing questions that every Christian encounters: What is a Christian? Does the law of God still have a place in the Christian life? How can I learn to pray? How can I learn self-discipline?
This is the first book I've read by Sinclair Ferguson and I was literally swept off my feet by his exposition of this profound Sermon on the Mount. Not only does Mr. Ferguson expound on it, but he digs deep and asks the kind of questions which are rarely asked in contemporary churches today. Revealing questions; probing questions; uncomfortable questions; convicting and assuring questions. He makes it clear that only Jesus Christ has ever lived the perfect life, and he also makes it clear that we need the power of Christ, through the Holy Spirit in order to live lives which are pleasing to God. Christ did not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill them, and Christians would do well to heed the Sermon and examine themselves. As Mr. Ferguson has stated, "we are all beggars in God's sight," and we need to cling to the Cross of Christ more than we know.
A very sobering and instructive and inspirational read, and the kind of teaching which is so desperately needed from today's pulpits. Highly recommended!!!