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 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...

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

“Hello darkness, my old friend…” Everybody knows the iconic Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel song, but do you know the amazing story behind the first line of The Sounds of Silence? It began when Arthur “Art” Garfunkel, a Jewish kid from Queens, enrolled in Columbia...

Leaving Their Nets

A Reflection on Matthew 4:12-23 by Alister Pate Once upon a time there two fishermen brothers, who plied their trade on Lake Galilee. It was a tough life, involving a lot of early mornings and being out on the lake in all weathers, but it fostered a sort of sturdy...