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Matthew 5:27-48

- Inside Out –

Southgate Alliance Church, June 14, 2020

 

Introduction

 

John 3:7  – “You must be born again.”

 

Jesus came to fulfil the law and the prophets: See Ezekiel 36:22-28 and Jeremiah 31:31-34.

 

I.                    Inside Out Purity – 5:27-30

 

“Lust can’t wait to get, love can’t wait to give.”

 

II.                  Inside Out Commitment – 5:31-32

 

Compare Matthew 19:3-9

 

III.                Inside Out Promises – 5:33-37

 

See Matthew 23:16-22

 

IV.                Inside Out Rights – 5:38-42

 

Meekness is a spirit of patient submission and humility before all providences produced by an abdication of personal rights and manifesting itself in a spirit of gentleness. – Sinclair Ferguson

 

V.                  Inside Out Love – 5:43-48

 

Compare Leviticus 19:17-18

 

We must love our enemies because God did it first.

 

Conclusion – “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

 

Compare 1 Peter 1:16, which quotes Leviticus 11:44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.

 

This is not an outer righteousness to show everyone how good we look, but an inner righteousness that shows how gracious and powerful God is. – David Platt in Matthew, Christ-Centered Exposition

 

Text Application Questions for Matthew 5:27-48

- Inside Out -

Southgate Alliance Church, June 14, 2020

 

Read Matthew 5:27-48

 

When Jesus says, “You have heard it said…but I say to you,” is he making a new law to replace the law of Moses? Why or why not?

 

Who can judge “lustful intent in the heart”?

 

Do you think Jesus is being literal with the call to cut off body parts?

 

What is the only excusable for divorce? Compare 1 Corinthians 7:15

 

Does Jesus’ teaching in 33-37 mean that we should never make promises or take an oath (as in court, swearing on a Bible)? Compare James 4:13-16

 

In Matthew 5:38-42, is Jesus speaking absolutely or more proverbially? Can you think of legitimate exceptions to some of these things?

 

In 43-48, how are Christians – Kingdom people – to be different than the world?

 

What is the ultimate goal of Kingdom people? See v. 48. How is this possible?