An Exceeding Righteousness

May 12, 2024 Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Ethics

Passage: Matthew 5:17-20, Matthew 5:43-48

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Outline

Hook: Does a message of grace de-incentivize obedience?
I. FULFILLING THE LAW
"Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:20)
II. DOING MORE
"If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others?" (Matthew 5:47)
III. IMAGING GOD
"You therefore must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:48)
Take-away: Be perfect! 
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