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One of the things we all hate dealing with is entitled brats. A significant portion of the Millennial Generation suffers under this delusion, a delusion that knows no racial boundaries. This is not the same thing as the privilege of … Continue reading
Reputation for Honesty 5:33-37 The corrupt oral traditions in Jesus’ day saw the Pharisees and friends holding forth a catalog of various oaths. Each one was supposed to be appropriate for different contexts. These men were swearing on everything imaginable: … Continue reading
Matthew 5:27-32 — Marriage and Divorce We have to understand how the Covenant confirmed an awful lot of custom in the Ancient Near East (ANE), yet radically changed a few items. One of those was in the area of marriage. … Continue reading
Matthew 5:21-26 — The Forgotten Treasure The Sermon on the Mount explains repentance and renewing the Covenant in anticipation of the Messiah coming. In this passage, Jesus repeatedly refers to “your brother” as a reference to your covenant kinfolk. It’s … Continue reading
The Last Measure — Matthew 5:17-20 Everything about this passage hangs on how you understand Matthew’s choice of the Greek word for “fulfill” (pleroo play-rah’-oh) in verse 17. Once again, let’s remind ourselves that there are two primary issues behind … Continue reading
Salt and Light: Matthew 5:13-16 Once more, take a moment to consider that there were two primary points of focus in the Sermon on the Mount: the Covenant and the Messiah. Jesus is teaching how to restore the Covenant and … Continue reading