Text: Matthew 5:43-48

Preacher: Raif Turner

Date: July 21, 2019

LakeRidge Baptist Church

In His sixth, and last, illustration contrasting the false righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees with the true righteousness of God, Jesus contrasts their kind of love with God’s. The greatest evidence of their humanistic, self-centered system of religion was in the matter of love. The way the self-righteous scribes and Pharisees viewed themselves in relation to others proved how far they had corrupted God’s standard. They totally lacked the humility, mourning over their own sin, meekness, yearning for true righteousness, mercy, purity of heart, and peacemaking spirit that are to belong to God’s kingdom citizens.

Outline
Love Your Enemies (5:43–48)
I. Teaching of the Old Testament (5:43b)
II. The Perversion of Rabbinic Tradition (5:43)
III. The Perspective of Jesus Christ
A. Love Your Enemies (5:44a)
B. Pray for Your Persecutors (5:44b)
C. Manifest Your Sonship (5:45)
D. Exceed Your Fellow Men (5:46–47)
E. Be Like Your Heavenly Father (5:48)

Bible Text
Matthew 5:43–48
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Other Messages from Matthew

Love Your Enemies

In His sixth, and last, illustration contrasting the false righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees with the true righteousness of God, Jesus contrasts their kind of love with God’s. The greatest evidence of their humanistic, self-centered system of religion was in the matter of love. The way the self-righteous scribes and Pharisees viewed themselves in relation to others proved how far they had corrupted God’s standard. They totally lacked the humility, mourning over their own sin, meekness, yearning for true righteousness, mercy, purity of heart, and peacemaking spirit that are to belong to God’s kingdom citizens.

Text: Matthew 5:43-48

Date: July 21, 2019

Preacher: Raif Turner

LakeRidge Baptist Church

Outline
Love Your Enemies (5:43–48)
I. Teaching of the Old Testament (5:43b)
II. The Perversion of Rabbinic Tradition (5:43)
III. The Perspective of Jesus Christ
A. Love Your Enemies (5:44a)
B. Pray for Your Persecutors (5:44b)
C. Manifest Your Sonship (5:45)
D. Exceed Your Fellow Men (5:46–47)
E. Be Like Your Heavenly Father (5:48)

Other Messages from Matthew

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