Category Archives: Notes on Books I’m Reading

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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Blessed Are The Peacemakers

  We who are Christians are all called by God to be peacemakers. Unfortunately, only some heed the call. Happily, those who do heed the call are truly blessed by God. Why? For one, because they are obedient to His … Continue reading

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To Be Pure In heart

  I have been blogging through the book, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. In chapter ten on his book, he covers the Beatitude, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” … Continue reading

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