What Does Matthew 5:17 Mean?

by Drew Hunter “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”—Matthew 5:17 Abolish vs. Fulfill Jesus summarized his relationship to the Old Testament with this surprising statement in the Sermon...

Salt and Light

By Peter Amsterdam Jesus opened the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes, which provide an overview of how He intends for those who follow Him to live their faith. Throughout the rest of the Sermon, He expressed further and more detailed principles which build on...

The Sign of the Cross

The following excerpt is taken from Bert Ghezzi’s book Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer (Word on Fire Publishing). During the Reformation of the sixteenth century, some Christians repudiated the sign of the cross because they judged it to...

The Secrets of Genuine Happiness

Thoughts on Matthew 5:1-12by Jeff Shirley Introduction: Where True Happiness Lies In his book entitled ‘Happiness’ author Randy Alcorn gave this memorable illustration. He said: “In 1997, thirty-nine members of the cult Heaven’s Gate, led by Marshall...