References:The year 2012 clocked huge political losses for conservatives, Christians, and anyone who doesn't like communism, socialism, abortion, tyranny, homosexuality, etc. It was the year that John Roberts, John Boehner, the Republican Party, and the Penn State football program all collapsed. It was the year that Christian feminist Rachel Held Evans mocked the Bible to see if she could get away with it. No lightning bolts have struck so far…. It was also the year that evangelicals and reformed theologians got "softy wofty" on civil unions for homosexuals—and the year that the Norwegian blood-drenched mass murderer received the whiffle bat treatment from the Norwegian courts: 10 years in prison for killing 71 people.
J. C. Ryle provides the very best commentary and devotional exposition of the book of Matthew that can be found. We could do no better than to use his expositions of the Gospel of Matthew for our Family Bible Study Guide Series. Writing in the 19th century as an evangelical Anglican pastor, Ryle intended these “Expository Thoughts” for family worship. His writing is strikingly simple, profound, practical, and passionate at the same time.