Expositions of the Sermon on the Mount

And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, his disciples came unto Him:  And He opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…”

Matt 5:1-2

“Man thought to rise above law.  God, the Lawgiver, comes down and honors the law by coming under it.  Christ is at once the eternal Lawgiver and the Subject of the law and the Perfect Exhibition of it.”

John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan




Lord’s Prayer



Order of Contents  14+

Early Church  1
Reformers  2
Puritans  3
1700’s  1
1800’s  3
1900’s  5



The Early Church

Augustine – Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount  134 pp. in Works, ed. Dods, vol. 8




Tyndale, William – Exposition of Chs. 5-7 of St. Matthew’s Gospel  115 pp.

Luther, Martin – Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount




Horneck, Anthony – Several Sermons upon the 5th of Matthew, being part of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, vols. 1, 2  (d. 1697)

Horneck was a reformed Anglican.

Perkins, William  d. 1602

A Godly & Learned Exposition of Christ’s Sermon in the Mount [Matt 5-7]

The Reformation of Covetousness written upon Matt 6:19 to the End of the Chapter

White, Thomas – The Sum of Practical Divinity Practiced in the Wilderness & Delivered by our Savior in his Sermon on the Mount, being observations upon the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Chapters of St. Matthew  1653




Gardiner, James – A Practical Exposition of the Latter Part of Our Saviour’s Sermon on the Mount: from the Beatitudes, to the End of the Sermon  (d. 1732)

Gardiner was an Anglican.  This commentary is on Matt 5:13-7:29.




Fuller, Andrew – Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount  in Complete Works  in 2 vols.  (Boston, 1833) vol. 2, pp. 86-107

Tholuck, August – Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount  1860  440 pp.

Tholuck (1799–1877) was a conservative, German liberal.

“An exhaustive treatment which provides a comprehensive survey of the older literature.  Of little value today.”  – Cyril J. Barber

Trench, R.C. – Exposition on the Sermon on the Mount, Drawn from the Writings of St. Augustine  4th ed.  (1886)

***  “…Students will do well to read also Trench’s ‘Sermon on the Mount.’  We do not always agree with this author, but we always learn from him.” – Spurgeon




Meyer, F.B. – The Directory of the Devout Life: a Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount  (1904)  201 pp.

Meyer (1847–1929) was an English, baptist pastor who wrote numerous, very good devotional works.

“An old, devotional, and somewhat simplistic study of the Sermon on the Mount.  Suggests enlightening applications of spiritual truths.”  – Cyril J. Barber

Pink, A.W. – An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount  (1951)

“A thorough exposition containing an abundance of practical material.” – Cyril J. Barber

Lloyd-Jones, Martin – Studies in the Sermon on the Mount  2 vols in 1  (1959; Eerdmans, 1976)  650 pp.  ToC 1, 2  30 expository sermons as preached from the pulpit

“Careful and thorough expository messages.  Weak on interpretation.  Helpful for its application.  Preachers will find this set helpful.” – Cyril J. Barber

Boice, James – The Sermon on the Mount  Buy  (1972)

“An exposition unfolding the dimensions of the Sermon and relating its message to modern living.” – Cyril J. Barber

Ferguson, Sinclair – The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World: Living out the Sermon on the Mount  (Banner of Truth, 1987)  180 pp.  ToC




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