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  • Cut Off Your Hand, Tear Out Your Eye by Ray Ortlund

    Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. This is important to keep in mind when we read: If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better …Read More

  • Hating Family by Thomas Brewer

    The word hate is a strong one. When I was little, my parents had a rule: don’t say, “hate”—at least in most cases. Hate was too full of anger and malice to be used appropriately by a child. The word was …Read More

  • No One Knows by Robert Rothwell

    Is our doctrine of Christ big enough to accommodate a Jesus who is both truly God and truly man? Maybe that seems like an odd question in this context, but it gets to the heart of why many people have …Read More

  • Unless Your Righteousness Exceeds That of the Pharisees by Kevin Gardner

    Jesus was severe with the Pharisees, calling them “whitewashed tombs” (Matt. 23:27), “hypocrites” (Mark 7:6), and sons of the devil (John 8:44). And yet, in Matt. 5:20, He points to them as He raises the bar for righteousness: “For I …Read More

  • The Violent Take It by Force by David Briones

    Jesus said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matt. 11:12). Two questions have left readers scratching their heads: first, what is meant by …Read More

  • The Biblical Evidence for Hell by Christopher Morgan

    Would a loving Jesus really teach about hell? Yes, and so does every New Testament author. Let’s consider what they teach. Hell in Matthew In the Sermon on the Mount, often known for its emphasis on love and the kingdom, …Read More

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