Another Blow at Self-Righteousness

In his December 16, 1860 sermon, A Blow at Self-Righteousness, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” noted that, Tens of thousands of sermons have been preached against self-righteousness, and yet it is as necessary to turn the great guns of the law against its walls to-day…

Did I Make You Mad?

In his commentary on Matthew 5, verses 21-26, D. A. Carson notes, “We are more likely to remember when we have something against others than when we have done something to offend others. And if we are truly concerned about our anger and hate, we…

Rubble in Syria by By English: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Flickr) [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Syria, Jesus, Moses, and Me

Verse 24 of Matthew 4 gives this fact about Jesus: . Syria in the New Testament In The Expositor’s Bible Commentary on Matthew, Dr. D. A. Carson notes that the geographical boundaries of “Syria” in New Testament times are “uncertain.” He explains that, from the…

Why was Jesus Baptized?

Why was Jesus Baptized? John the Baptist asked Jesus this same question with different words. What does Jesus’ answer mean? In his commentary on Matthew, New Testament scholar, D.A. Carson, explains what he thinks Jesus means. Below is my brief synopsis of Carson’s longer discussion: In the…