February 11, 2018 – Pastor Jon Spallino, Lead Pastor
Jesus continues to reach on the new Kingdom principles by showing how his new kingdom completes the Old Testament covenant. Jesus teaches about the importance being honest and not retaliating.
MATTHEW 5:33 – 42
33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely (negative), but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn (Positive).’
34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic,[h] let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
1. What does convictional honesty look like in your life?
2. Are there situations in your life that you need to take in order to repay insult with love?
3. What steps do I need to take to grow in the Lord this week?