Jesus’ Words 10 – Murder – Matthew 5

Jesus words 10


How to teach?

     General to specific…

     Math –

         Addition 2+2 to subtraction

         Multiply / divide

         Sq & Sq root





Matthew 5:17

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 



You are the 1st Century Hearer….

      1) no erasing the law

      2) more righteous than Pharisees !?!


     Matthew 5:20

For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.



Matthew 5:21-22

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

O.T – justice

      Fairness in punishment 

               drop oppression by strong

      Limits – stop retribution/revenge

               Head for and eye

      Cities of Refuge 

               Numbers 35

  • 20th Century – bloodiest
  • iceland “cures” downs syndrome
  • NY legislators cheering reproductive health act
  • CRISPR gene editing



      Reconcile w/brother

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.


Example # 3

Reconcile w/ adversary

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.


Conclusion : 



James 2:12-13

“Heathens will be judged by the law of nature, Jews by the law of Moses, and those who live under the Gospel dispensation, according to the Gospel of Christ.”

(Romans 12:17-21).