Puzzling Passages

 

 

Devotionals

An Eye for an Eye Heaping Burning Coals?
Punished for Parent’s Sin Laws for the Gentiles
The Lord Alone Good News To The Poor
Salvation with Fear Did Jesus Hide Message?
Why Carrying Wood? Jesus, God’s Firstborn
Jesus & Pacifism The Gentle Eyes of Leah
Keep Us From Evil Give to Him Who Asks
If Your Eye… The Bride and the Lamb
The Poor in Spirit The Meek Shall Inherit…
Blessed Are the Mourners Blessed are the Peacemakers
Pursuing Righteousness Blessed Are…

 

Longer Essays

What It Means to “Fulfill the Law” – Both Jesus and Paul used the phrase “fulfill the law,” and knowing its idiomatic meaning is critical for grasping their message.

What Does it Mean to Hallow God’s Name? –  Jewish thinking about the phrase we use in the Lord’s Prayer gives us insight into how to make God’s name holy.