Text: Matthew 5:38–42

Preacher: Raif Turner

Date: July 14, 2019

LakeRidge Baptist Church

Probably no part of the Sermon on the Mount has been so misinterpreted and misapplied as 5:38–42. It has been interpreted to mean that Christians are to be sanctimonious doormats. It has been used to promote pacifism, conscientious objection to military service, lawlessness, anarchy, and a host of other positions that it does not support. But Jesus already had made plain that He did not come to eliminate even the smallest part of God’s law (5:17–19), which includes respect for and obedience to human law and authority.

Outline
An Eye for an Eye (Matthew 5:38–42)
I. The Old Testament Principle
II. Changes by the Religious Leaders
III. Perspective of Divine Truth (5:39a)
A. Dignity (5:39b)
B. Security (5:40)
C. Liberty (5:41)
D. Property
Conclusion

Bible Text
Matthew 5:38–42
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

Other Messages from Matthew

An Eye for an Eye

Probably no part of the Sermon on the Mount has been so misinterpreted and misapplied as 5:38–42. It has been interpreted to mean that Christians are to be sanctimonious doormats. It has been used to promote pacifism, conscientious objection to military service, lawlessness, anarchy, and a host of other positions that it does not support. But Jesus already had made plain that He did not come to eliminate even the smallest part of God’s law (5:17–19), which includes respect for and obedience to human law and authority.

Text: Matthew 5:38–42

Date: July 14, 2019

Preacher: Raif Turner

LakeRidge Baptist Church

Outline
An Eye for an Eye (Matthew 5:38–42)
I. The Old Testament Principle
II. Changes by the Religious Leaders
III. Perspective of Divine Truth (5:39a)
A. Dignity (5:39b)
B. Security (5:40)
C. Liberty (5:41)
D. Property
Conclusion

Other Messages from Matthew

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