Perfection Required

September 4, 2022 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World

Passage: Matthew 5:17–48

Perfection Required
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 9/4/2022
Matthew 5:17–48

Sermon Theme: Christ declares that entrance into the kingdom requires perfect obedience to the Law. This not only highlights continuity between Moses and Christ, but it demonstrates that the Law is a tutor that leads us to faith in Christ, who fulfills the Law’s demand of perfect righteousness!

I. PERFECTION DEFINED - (Matthew 5:17–20)
    A. Defending the Mission - (Matthew 5:17)
    B. Defending the Law - (Matthew 5:18–20)

II. PERFECTION EXPLAINED - (Matthew 5:21–48)
    A. The Murder Standard - (Matthew 5:21–26)
    B. The Adultery Standard - (Matthew 5:27–30)
    C. The Divorce Standard - (Matthew 5:31–32)
    D. The Oath Standard - (Matthew 5:33–37)
    E. The Revenge Standard - (Matthew 5:38–42)
    F. The Love Standard - (Matthew 5:43–48)

III. PERFECTION APPLIED - (2 Corinthians 5:21)
    A. We Must Own Our Sin! - (Romans 3:23)
    B. We Must Turn to Christ! - (Romans 6:12–13)

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