Posts with the tag “jesus”
Jesus and the Law
by Lead Editor on November 11th, 2019
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets,” declared Jesus as He stood atop a hill and preached. The image is reminiscent of Moses first delivering the Law to the people of israel.
A Kingdom of Blessing
by Lead Editor on November 6th, 2019
What does it mean to be blessed? That is one of several important questions we should be asking when we read the opening section of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount”. These nine blessings (“beatitudes”) are among the most famous of Jesus’ sayings, and there is something satisfyingly simple about them. But have we really understood them?
The Gospel of Matthew - Looking Forward
by Lead Editor on September 9th, 2019
No sooner has Matthew affixed the story of Jesus firmly into Jewish history and shown Him as the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy (beginning in 1:23), than the gospel goes out of its way to step out of its Jewish-centric focus and introduce gentiles into the mix.