David Hall
Thus far our Lord has stated how he is in harmony or continuity with the Old Testament. But in verses 19-20, he describes the Christian's righteousness as being utterly contradictory or in discontinuity with the Pharisees' tradition. In these verses Christ teaches that true righteousness-...Continue reading.
David Garner
As faithful Christians, we prize our Bibles. And so we should. The almighty God of heaven and earth has spoken, and he has spoken understandably in words of grace and truth to us! Truly astounding. Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
Fides sola est quae justificat; fides quae justificat non est sola. Latinisms can have a wonderful way of crystallising issues in theological reflection - so with this one: 'It is faith alone that justifies; but faith that justifies is never alone!' This isn't just a statement about...Continue reading.
David Hall
Jonathan Master
Yesterday, I had the privilege of addressing a chapel full of students on the subject of their spiritual lives. The title which I was assigned was taken from an address given over 100 years ago by B.B. Warfield, "The Religious Life of Theological Students."...Continue reading.
David Hall
Jesus displays the highest respect possible for the Old Testament Law and canon in these verses. We are not in line with his will if we disregard these and replace them with human standards. Rather, we are to have God's standard kept in high regard and let him fulfill his high standards of...Continue reading.
David Garner
Many evangelicals find the "organized" Church something to be avoided, even dismissed and detested. Denominations, it is frequently thought, represent all that is wrong with the Church and can go wrong with the Church. The logic goes as follows. The structures, authority, and formal...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Christians have always been persecuted. Peter reminded his readers of this in the earliest days of the church: "knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by the brotherhood throughout the world" (1 Peter 5:9b). But it does seem as if the suffering of Christians -...Continue reading.
David Hall
The first verses in this chapter examined the Christian's character as described by the Beatitudes. Following that, we saw what the influence of Christian would be. In these present verses, we proceed to a different subject-the Christian and the Law. Jesus wanted to make it clear that he loved...Continue reading.

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