Few preachers of our generation have studied the Sermon on the Mount as intensively or spoken on its contents so frequently and effectively as Paul Earnhart. His excellent and very readable written analysis appeared first as a series of articles in Christianity Magazine. By popular demand it was published in a single volume in 1999. At the heart of the Sermon on the Mount is the message of the kingdom and its citizenship. The importance of this study today is the same as it was to Jesus' original audience when He delivered the sermon. It helps one understand God's expectation of acceptable behavior of citizenship in the new kingdom to be established by Christ.