“Covenant Love” (Matthew 5:31-32)

Matthew 5:31-32 31 “It was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’; 32 but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update. 1995. La Habra,…

“Lust is Adultery” (Matthew 5:27-30)

Matthew 5:27-30 21 “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’  22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall…

“Sinful Anger is Murder” (Matthew 5:21-26)

Matthew 5:21-26 21 “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’  22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall…

“Perfectly Righteous” (Matthew 5:20;48)

Preaching Text: Matthew 5:20;48 20 “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” 48 “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update. 1995. La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.