In his new book 18 Minutes with Jesus: Straight Talk from the Savior about the Things That Matter Most (Baker Books, October 4, 2022), popular pastor and author Dr. Robert Jeffress explains one of the most well-known yet least understood passages in the Bible—the Sermon on the Mount.
“If Jesus came back today to give an 18-minute TED Talk, what would He say? He would talk about the things that matter most to us,” says Jeffress, “like money and sex and faith. That’s the Sermon on the Mount.” Drawing from decades of study and ministry, Dr. Jeffress provides biblical insights and invites readers into Jesus’s new way of living that guarantees joy in this life and blessings in the next. Relevant and refreshing, 18 Minutes with Jesus meets us where we are and reminds us that in this 18-minute sermon, Jesus didn’t give us a checklist of moral actions to get us into heaven; instead, He went straight to the heart of what we need and desire most. Speaking directly to topics we wrestle with daily—from finding true happiness to flourishing in relationships—Jeffress helps Christians learn and live extraordinary biblical truths that have the power to change everything.
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Dr. Robert Jeffress is senior pastor of the 15,000-member First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, and is a Fox News contributor. His daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, is heard on more than 1,000 stations nationwide, and his weekly television program is seen in 195 countries around the world. Jeffress has appeared on many media outlets, such as Fox & Friends, Hannity, Good Morning America, and Real Time with Bill Maher. He is the author of nearly 30 books, including Not All Roads Lead to Heaven, Choosing the Extraordinary Life, and 18 Minutes with Jesus. He lives in Dallas.