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Matthew 5:20

For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20)   The scribes were a religious order responsible for copying the scriptures and teaching them. The Pharisees were a religious order that sought to keep the laws of God through strict rules and traditions. The people respected both of them, but Jesus said that their religion was inadequate. In fact, he claimed that neither of…

Matthew 5:19

Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever does and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19)   There is a beautiful simplicity to the Christian life expressed in Jesus’ call to obedience. Our faith must be more than words and flowery sentiments. Jesus wants us to put our faith into practice. In…

Matthew 5:17-18

Don’t think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.  For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass away from the law until all things are accomplished. (Matthew 5:17-18)   When Jesus began preaching, his opponents circulated the false report that his teaching was contrary to the Scriptures. So Jesus had to set the…

Matthew 5:14-16

“You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)   The way that we live as believers has…

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