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Adultery and lust (from the Sermon on the Mount) – thoughts and actions constitute sin (Matthew 5:27 – 5:30)

Continuing his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his followers: “You have heard it said that you should not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman with lust has committed adultery with her in his heart. Therefore, if your right eye causes you to…
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More than murder – anger, forgiveness, and reconciliation (from the Sermon on the Mount) (Matthew 5:21 – 5:26)

Continuing his Sermon the Mount, Jesus told those listening: “You have heard it said that “You shall not murder” and that anyone who murders will be judged accordingly. But I say that even someone who is angry with another person will be subject to judgment. Even someone who calls another…
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Jesus and the fulfillment of Old Testament Law (Matthew 5:17 – 5:20)

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told listeners: “Do not misunderstand and think that I am here to abolish Old Testament laws or Prophets. I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Until heaven and earth disappear altogether, not the smallest letter nor least stroke of…
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Salt and Light (from the Sermon on the Mount) (Matthew 5:13 – 5:16)

During the Sermon on the Mount, immediately after delivering the Beatitudes, Jesus began his ministry of “new law” – a different and expanded perspective of Old Testament teachings. He told those listening: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, it becomes useless, no longer…
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The Beatitudes – an introduction to the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1 – 5:12)

Seeing the large crowds, Jesus moved to the side of a mountain and sat down. His disciples followed and gathered around him. Jesus began to teach them while the crowd listened. Popularly known as “The Sermon on the Mount”, he began with “The Beatitudes”, and said: Blessed are the poor…
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Jesus begins miraculous healing of the sick – news spreads thru region (Matthew 4:23 – 4:25)

Jesus travelled throughout Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, proclaiming the good news of love, hope, understanding, and repentance. Throughout his travels through Galilee, he healed people, curing them of all types of sickness and disease. News spread through Galilee about the miracles Jesus was performing and soon people from throughout…
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Jesus calls his first disciples into service (Matthew 4:18 – 4:22)

As Jesus was walking along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon (aka Peter) and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake (the brothers were fishermen). Jesus told them, “Come with me and I will make you fishers of men.” At once, Peter and Andrew…
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