Getting to the Heart of AdulteryMatthew 5:27-30
The Way of the Kingdom Part 2
Dr. Steven Smith
July 28, 2013
While it is likely that more people in the world today have committed adultery than have murdered somebody, it is also likely that you have done neither—or is it? Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 5:20, “unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” What is this greater righteousness that Jesus demands? According to the Sermon on the Mount, it is a righteousness that flows from the heart. Having already shown us that the heart of murder is any unloving attitude toward another, this coming Sunday Jesus will now take us to the heart of adultery. We will see that the sin of adultery runs much deeper than external actions; it flows out of the lustful intentions of the heart.
Dr. Steven Smith continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:27-30. We see that Jesus calls His disciples to a greater purity and a greater fight against the desires of the flesh.
Adultery, Faithfulness, Marriage, Purity, Temptation