Last week's sermon was one of the hardest I have ever preached. The concepts involved were so complex and difficult (at least for me). The text (Matthew 5:13-37) raised questions about the authority of the Bible, the relationship of the Old and New Testaments, contemporary interpretation, the relationship of Jesus (and Christianity and Christians) to the Old Testament, and more.
Here are three articles that I found both helpful and thought provoking as I though through these issues:
N.T. Wright: "How Can the Bible Be Authoritative?"
Dennis Bratcher: "Torah as Holiness"
Kieth Drury: "Who Says What the Bible Says?"
I highly recommend that you take the time to read all three of these articles. If you do read them, I would love to hear your feedback.