Are You A Murderer?
Scripture: Matthew 5:21–5:26
The Pharisees, along with their scholarly wing, the scribes, were the theological ultra-conservatives. Jesus declared that their nit-picking man-made rules completely missed the point of how to be righteous. The summary of the introduction to this sermon and the theme verse is:
Matthew 5:20: For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.
- The issue of anger (21-22)
- The implications of the law (23-26)