February 8, 2022

The Letter Kills

Jesus told us he had not come to abolish the Older Testament, but to fulfill it.1 He meant, in part, that he had come to fulfill the Spirit of his Father’s teachings, and to move us away from legalistic rule-keeping. Jesus […]
February 3, 2022

Spirit over Letter

In his Sermon on the Mount, after his Beatitudes and before he launches into the meat of his talk, Jesus pauses, and so will we. He pauses to introduce his main teaching by saying this:  Do not think that I […]
January 27, 2022

How to be Salt & Light

In his Sermon on the Mount, after his Beatitudes and before he launches into the meat of his talk, Jesus tells his followers:  “You are the salt of the earth. …You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13-14)  Last […]
January 19, 2022

Salt & Light 

As Jesus transitions from his Beatitudes into the depth of the Sermon on the Mount, he makes a declaration:  “You are the salt of the earth. …You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13-14)  What jumps out at me […]

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