Matthew's gospel is about the King and his kingdom, and the Sermon on the Mount is his Manifesto.The high ideals and behaviour he presents are possible through his Spirit working in his subjects.
Dr Steve Wilmshurst is currently Director of Training at Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol and teaches on the New Testament in a variety of other places. He is the author of The Final Word - The book of Revelation simply explained, and A ransom for many The book of Mark simply explained also published by Evangelical Press
'Steve Wilmshurst has the happy knack of combining thoroughly orthodox and Christ-centred theology with a perceptive grasp of the contemporary scene. This combination, coupled with his incisive applications from the biblical text, makes the Kingdom Manifesto a great read. Both those who are disciples of that kingdom and those who preach its gald tidings will derive great spiritual benefit from this accessible analysis of the Sermon on the Mount. --Roger Fay, Senior Editor, Evangelical Times