Excerpt from The Spirit of Christ's Sermon on the Mount
The great congregation assembled on this plain had come from different parts (if Syria, Judea, Galilee and other sections to see and hear this remarkable man, whose fame had gone abroad on account of His baptism by John the Baptist but a few weeks previous, after which He went about preaching the Gos pel, healing the sick and performing wonder ful miracles. Many of those assembled had known Him as a resident of the small hilly town of Nazareth, where He had Worked at the humble trade of a carpenter. They knew Him as a young man of perfect form and feat ures, leading an upright and clean life, eu dowed with a wonderful amount of: wisdom, and from His youth had an intimate know ledge of the Scriptures, and at all times serv ing God in spirit and in truth.
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