The Sermon on the Mount

The most famous sermon of all time is arguably Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew 5:1-7:29. Jesus addressed this sermon to his disciples primarily, but he also preached it to non-disciples (Matthew 5:1-2; 13-16; 7:13, 28-29). Though it is a popular and...

The Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew is probably one of the most read books in the world. The name ‘Matthew’ means ‘gift of God’ and ‘faithful’ — certainly this wonderful Gospel is a gift from a faithful God to us! What about Jesus Christ does Matthew focus on? Why and when was...

An Overview of the New Testament

If you were to provide the Gospel of Matthew or 2 Peter with a title, what would it be? If someone asked you to summarise Colossians, what would you write? Why and when were the books of the New Testament written? What is distinctive of 2 Corinthians or, asked another...

1 & 2 Chronicles

Why was Chronicles written? After the Babylonian captivity, Jews had to be reminded where they come from, what God had unconditionally promised to Israel and what they could look forward to. Unsurprisingly, then, the first 9 chapters of 1 Chronicles provide various...

Lamentations

Many calamitous events have happened to the nation of Israel on the 9th of Av. The First Temple and Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians on the 9th of Av in 586 BC. Subsequent events in history, such as when Jews were expelled from certain countries, also...