Matthew 5:27-32, Adultery and Divorce

[February 5, 2012] Jesus is talking about fulfilling the Law and the Prophets by understanding their true aim, otherwise we annul the commandments. Though we may be believers in Christ, our entering the Kingdom of the Heavens depends upon our righteousness exceeding the exacting righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees who presumably . . . → Read More: Matthew 5:27-32, Adultery and Divorce

Matthew 5:17-26, To Fulfill the Commandments

Background ( Matthew 4:18—5:16)

[January 29, 2012] If we are to understand the Sermon on the Mount, we need to see it within the dynamic of the Gospel according to Matthew, that it is not a summary of Jesus’ ethical stance but rather a description of where He is—namely the Kingdom of . . . → Read More: Matthew 5:17-26, To Fulfill the Commandments