Jesus Gets to the Heart of Conflict and Lust
Scripture: Matthew 5:21–30
People who have a high regard for the Bible may have a tendency to 'relax' (5:19) the meaning and impact of some of the more challenging standards or teachings of the bible. Jesus addresses 2 of these topics in our passage today, relational conflict and sexual lust.
Getting to the heart of conflict (5:21-26)
What you have heard. (vs. 21)
What that truth really includes. (vs. 22)
How that truth impacts your life. (vss. 23-26)
Getting to the heart of lust (5:27-30)
What you have heard. (vs. 27)
What that truth really includes. (vs. 28)
How that truth impacts your life. (vss. 29-30)
Getting to the heart of conflict and sexual sin.
1. Unresolved conflicts: settle matters quickly.
2. Sexual sin: do radical change now.
Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.