Matthew 5:20

Jesus’ Extraordinary and Absolute Claim

A sermon on Matthew 5:20 from the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was given as a guest preacher at Vine Church, Sydney.


Sermon Outline

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 5:20

  1. Jesus’ Claim
    • It was extraordinary
    • Absolute
  2. Matthew’s Context
  3. The Immediate Context
  4. The Extraordinary and Absolute Claim

Dear God,
I know that I am not worthy to be accepted by you.
I don’t deserve your gift of eternal life.
I am guilty of rebelling against you and ignoring you.
I need forgiveness.
Thank you for sending your son to die for me
that I may be forgiven.
Thank you that he rose from the dead
to give me new life.
Please forgive me and change me,
that I may live with Jesus as my ruler. Amen

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