CASUAL
COMMENTARY

 

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September 30, 2020

Matthew 5 Murder and Anger vv. 21-26 (Part 2) Israel’s means of atonement (“at-one-ment”) was blood sacrifice. As the penitent brought his lamb to the altar he would press his hands down on the lamb’s head conferring his guilt to the helpless animal. He would make a statement of confession, something like, “I confess my Continue reading…

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September 23, 2020

Matthew 5 New vs. Old vv. 21-48  So, not that Jesus had put pharisaic righteousness into perspective, he proceeded to describe the “new wine” proceeding from both Old Testament Law and Oral Law. He starts with murder and anger. Murder and Anger vv. 21-26 (Part 1) You will notice as you read from 5:21 through Continue reading…

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September 16, 2020

Matthew 5 The New Law vv. 17-20 (Part 2) Jesus proclaimed the “springtime” of God’s dealings with Israel after a four hundred year drought of hearing from the Lord. His “green leaf” message had full regard fro the ancient stock and vine of the Law and the Prophets. Indeed, as he put it, “Do not Continue reading…

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September 9, 2020

Matthew 5 The New Law vv. 17-20 (Part 1) Later in his writing about Jesus, Matthew (9:17) recalls Jesus saying, “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, Continue reading…

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