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  • Eye for Eye (Matthew 5:38-42)

    We love to retaliate; God loves to redeem

    Retaliation = Slavery
    Living according to others is a hopeless kind of bondage.

    Christ is challenges us to end the slavery of retaliation by dying to ourselves—by returning blessings for curses.

    We are to turn this world's chaos on its head by not merely tolerating a thump on the cheek, but by offering the other cheek as well…

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  • Adultery

    Lust is sustained desire for a thought, person or object.
    (Luke 15:16 | Luke 22:15 | Matthew 17:37)

    The Nature of Lust:

    You may object: "How can something that goes on in the privacy of my own mind be a sin? Who is harmed?"

    Lust is a sin against:

    Others -- it dishonors living souls by treating them as something to be consumed

    God -- it scorns God's holy design and breeds the opposite of worship: ingratitude

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  • Murder

    To illustrate what he had just said about going beyond “skin-deep” faithfulness in (Matthew 5:16-20), Jesus gives six examples. The first is about anger and murder.

    Natural Born Killers

    According to Jesus’ standard, we are all murderers at heart. Jesus expects us to be peacemakers instead. (Matthew 5:9)

    It is not enough to God if we simply manage to avoid killing others— we must actively pursue peace with enemies; inwardly and outwardly.


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