The Greatest of All Time IV - Relationships

The Greatest of All Time IV - Relationships
Matthew 5:21-26  
“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’
22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
23 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 
24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.
25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. 
26 And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny.

Reconciliation

The New Covenant doesn’t allow us to do less, it requires that we do More. 

Matthew 25 - Parable of Talents

Inerrancy of Scripture

Love People 

Matthew 5:22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. 

Those who have a murderous intent in the heart are also in danger of the judgment. 
    slander
    malice
    revenge
    ambivalence
 
Religion - External Performance
Grace - Internal Performance 

ANGER

"So Jesus forbids for ever the anger which broods, the anger which will not forget, the anger which refuses to be pacified, the anger which seeks revenge.” Barclay 

Be angry and sin not - Ephesians 4:26

5:23-26 Purity in Worship and Community 

Matthew 5:23 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 
24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

Romans 12:18: If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 

Ephesians 4:26-27  “In your anger do not sin”d : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold.