Category Archives: Notes on Books I’m Reading

Righteousness that Exceeds the Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees

  Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, was teaching His disciple about the law and the importance of keeping the law. Then he said something that probably shocked everyone (from Matt. 5:20): For I say to you that unless … Continue reading

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Christ Fulfilling the Law and the Prophets — Matthew 5:17

  In reading D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ book, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, I am continually struck by the fact that the Old and New Testament are so well connected. In fact, Lloyd-Jones has pointed out that “there are … Continue reading

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Christ and the Old Testament

  “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. In a few verses earlier (verses 13 and 14), Jesus … Continue reading

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You Are the Light of the World — Matthew 5:14

  This statement by our Lord implies that the Christian only is the light of the world. And it also implies that the world is in a state of darkness. I have been blogging on what I see as the … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Tribulation

  In this blog we will be talking about what we would call an extension of the last Beatitude (Matt. 5:10). It is a fuller description of the blessing God gives us when we are persecuted for the sake of … Continue reading

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Blessed Are They Which Are Persecuted For Righteousness Sake

  This is the eighth and last beatitude, and the one that really caps off all of them. That is, it brings a result to all of them and helps us to face the world with strength and hope. Verse … Continue reading

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