Kingsbury on “Greater Righteousness”

“For disciples who live in the sphere where God rules through the risen Jesus, doing the greater righteousness is the normal order of things” – Jack Dean Kingsbury (“The Place, Structure, and Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount within Matthew,” 131)

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3 thoughts on “Kingsbury on “Greater Righteousness”

  1. So, does Jack Dean Kingsbury get close to the purposes of Jesus by challenging us to ask ourselves whether as “disciples who live in the sphere where God rules through the risen Jesus, doing the greater righteousness is [YET] the normal order of things” in our corporate and individual lives?

  2. Richard – back to your question. Here is more from Kingsbury:

    “Until the consummation, disciples will, to be sure, have to contend with the shadows that invade this normal order, with sin and little faith. But this notwithstanding, they are indeed summoned to be the kind of person Jesus describes in the Sermon on the Mount, the kind of person who loves God perfectly and the neighbor as the self” (p. 143).

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