This is an introduction and the beginning of Pastor Steve's new series on Mathew.
How should we handle this verse? First, we should note that Matthew introduces the verse by referring to prophets (plural, “through the prophets”), rather than saying, as he does in other instances, “This took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet” (Matt. 1:22) or “For this is what the prophet has written” (Matt. 2:5).
This is a clip from an Apologetics.com show from 30 Sep 2017 entitled "Culture & Apologetics: A Continuing Conversation" Jon Noyes and Harry Edwards are co hosts and they strike up a conversation with a caller named Glen. This is really a beautiful display of being lovely while we oppose culture and different opinions. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could have a disagreement with people who don't believe what we believe, and still be friends?