Fulfilling The Law Perfectly

A  Topical  Study

            In a sermon addressed to His disciples, Jesus explained God's requirements for keeping the Law and He set the bar so incredibly high that one can't help but wonder if the goal is even possible. Jesus said that "their righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees" and they must "be perfect just as their Father in Heaven is perfect." How could any of us possibly fulfill those requirements? Fortunately for all of us, Jesus also began this lecture by personally claiming responsibility for fulfilling the Law on our behalf and said, "I did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall pass from the law till all be fulfilled."





40 Minutes
March 1, 2010


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SESSION NOTES
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
Jesus Personally Takes Responsibility For Fulfilling The Law And The Prophets.Matthew 5:17-18
Righteousness That Exceeds The Righteousness Of The Pharisees.Matthew 5:19-20
Murder And Adultery Of The Heart.Matthew 5:21-30
Overuse Of The Phrase "In God's Eyes".Matthew 5:31-37
Loving Your Enemies & Turning The Other Cheek.Matthew 5:38-40
Where The Phrase "Going The Extra Mile" Came From.Matthew 5:41
Giving To Those In Need.Matthew 5:42
Loving Your Enemies & Praying For Those Who Persecute You.Matthew 5:43-45
What Makes You Different If You Only Love Those Who Love You?Matthew 5:46-47
"Be Perfect, Just As Your Father Is Perfect & Be Merciful, Just As Your Father Is Merciful."Matthew 5:48


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True Greatness Defined

A  Topical  Study

            Jesus overheard a debate between his disciples about who among them would be greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. So Jesus sat down a little child next to him to use as a visual aid to represent the child of God and then proceeded to give a lecture on (1) how to get into the Kingdom, (2) how to be great in the Kingdom and (3) how to receive the King's favor. Regarding greatness, he explained that it's the humility of our heart before God as our Father that makes us truly great. We examine what this means and unravel how Jesus defined true greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven.





18 Minutes
July 30, 2011


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SESSION NOTES
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
Who Is Greatest In The Kingdom Of Heaven: The Question.Matthew 18:1Mark 9:33-34Luke 9:46
Who Is Greatest In The Kingdom Of Heaven: The Answer.Matthew 18:2-5Mark 9:35-37Luke 9:47-48


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