Matthew chapter 20 explained discover the 66 books of. Turn in your bible, if you will, to matthew chapter 5, and tonight i want us to share just an opening message on one of the most marvelous passages of scripture we could ever study. Matthew 5 seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain. In verse 20 the lord jesus states that someone cannot enter the kingdom of. Read introduction to matthew for i tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. In the king james version of the bible the text reads. Jan 27, 2015 we continue in our verse by verse bible study in the gospel of matthew on sunday mornings with pastor gino geraci at calvary south denver in littleton co. And it came to pass, that when jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from galilee, and came into the coasts of judaea beyond jordan. Studies in the gospel of matthew previous page next page. Agape bible study, in depth catholic scripture study of both the old and new testaments, catecism of the catholic church, bible study,commentaries, ancient catholic scholars, contemporay catholic scholars, biblical history, salvation history, fathers of the church. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. This shows that jesus expected that their righteous lives would be lived after his example, and in honor to him.
The life of jesus starts out pretty well, with awesome birthday presents from some wise men who track him down by following a star. Jesus has reported that he came not to destroy the law, but fulfill it. But thanks to a jealous and murderous king herod, jesus and company have to flee from judea to egypt until god gives them the green light to return home. And seeing the multitudes, he went up on a mountain, and when he was seated his disciples came to him.
We continue in our verse by verse bible study in the gospel of matthew on sunday mornings with pastor gino geraci at calvary south denver in littleton co. This phrase in the greek is an emphatic appeal to jesus authority and ties verse 20 with verse 19 unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and pharisees. In his story of the temptations he shows us jesus deliberately cho. This parable reinforces jesus teaching regarding true christian service and riches. There is inherent righteousness, of which we have none. Some scholars have seen in this structure an allusion to the five books of the pentateuch cf. His discourse with his disciples on this subject also, 1921. The subjects and meaning of the beatitudes have been debated by scholars for many centuries. However, the correct translation of torah, is not law not in the western legal sense of the word. The householder is christ himself, the master of the vineyard, the field of labor service to the world through his church.
No sinner partakes of christs justifying righteousness, till he repents of his evil deeds. For verily i say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. The sermon on the mount introduces a series of 5 important discourses recorded in matthew. Gospel of matthew verse by verse ministry international. Of these 107 verses 29 are found all together in lk 6.
After all, immediately following that verse, he said that not even the smallest stroke of the pen would pass from the law till heaven and earth pass away and all is fulfillednotice also a very different greek word is used for fulfilled in verse 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 mea. The interpretations of the meaning of fulfill in matthew 5. Think not that i am come to destroy the law, or the prophets.
And if thy right eyethe readier and the dearer of the two. Jan 25, 2018 this study began january 25, 2018, as part of verse by verse fellowships weekly worship service, and new lessons will be posted weekly. I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. The beatitudes 3 blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. In order to do that, jesus explains the deeper meaning of those commands. Matthew 5, new king james version nkjv the bible app. The sermon on the mount is found in matthew chapters 57. Matthew chapter 5 explained discover the 66 books of the. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible.
Bible study questions on matthew and the sermon on the mount. The beatitudes come before in verses 112, and they summarize the characteristic attitudes of those who would follow jesus. This passage of christ is cited in the talmud, after this manner. The mercy revealed in the gospel leads the believer to still deeper selfabhorrence. Verses 1720 matthew henrys commentary bible gateway. Nov 04, 2011 the beatitudes salt and light the fulfillment of the law murder adultery divorce oaths an eye for an eye love your enemies. These verses, however, provide even stronger support that christs words are applicable to the life of. Blessed are the poor in spirit the word, here rendered blessed, properly means happy, and it may be better to translate it so, because our lord seems to intimate by it, not only that the dispositions here recommended are the way to future blessedness, but that they immediately confer the truest and most noble felicity. Lets take a brief look at the context of our passage, matthew 5. For them its all about the motions, all about the behavior. This sermon is a masterful exposition of the law and a potent assault on pharisaic legalism, closing with a call to true faith and salvation 7. It contains the first portion of the sermon on the mount, which will also take up chapters 6 and 7. Apr 02, 2008 read introduction to matthew for i tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
He gives it in charge to his disciples, carefully to preserve the law, and shows them the danger of the neglect and contempt of it matt. The beatitudes salt and light the fulfillment of the law murder adultery divorce oaths an eye for an eye love your enemies. Bible study lesson sheets these are lessons designed for either a class or personal study. As we consider jesus teaching in the sermon on the mount, we see that he is focusing his divine spotlight on the behavior of those who would follow him. It did not take long for these words of jesus to ring true to his followers. Perhaps here may be an instance of a kind of transposition which is frequently found in the sacred writings. Robertson, the great greek scholar, says that in james 5.
Both matthew and luke give us a version of the sermon on the mount. The gospel of matthew chapter five beginning in this chapter, matthew records the sermon on the mount. Clarifying his own relationship with the law, jesus stressed how our righteousness must surpass that of the scribes and pharisees 17 20 following with a series of contrasts between the oral interpretations of the law and conduct expected of his disciples 2148. It is one of the most discussed and analyzed chapters of the new testament. It is confession ones to others not one to one other. Christ expounded the full meaning of the law, showing that its demands were humanly impossible 5.
The purpose of the observation stage is to maintain focus on the text at hand within the normative rules of language, context and logic which limits the observer to the content offered by the book of matthew. Matthew 5 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. What jesus taught in the previous verses was not a new teaching that abolishes the old. To attend the teaching in person, please visit our gospel of matthew events page. It is manifest from the following discourse, that our lord principally spake of the moral law, several of the precepts of which he afterward explains and vindicates from the corrupt glosses of. But in this verse, he makes clear that the common understanding of the law is not enough. There are three kinds of righteousness, or at least three kinds of righteousness which bear that name. This will serve to avoid going on unnecessary tangents elsewhere. Matthew 5 commentary william barclays daily study bible. Matthew, chapters 57, is what is commonly called the sermon on the mount.
Bible study questions on matthew and the sermon on the. Bible studies verse by verse ministry international. Turn in your bible, if you will, to matthew chapter 5, and tonight i want us to share just an opening message on one of the most marvelous passages of scripture we. Apr 01, 2008 in the context of the passage, it seems to make more sense. Jesus has been proclaiming is wonderful news for those who have felt out of step with the world they live in. As in dealing with the sixth commandment our lord first expounds it, and then in the four following verses applies his exposition matthew 5. To watch the latest lesson live on video visit our live stream page and check the schedule for times. Beginning in the first chapter of his gospel, matthew has taken great pains to point to jesus as the christ, who came in fulfillment of old testament prophecy.
And prophets refers to the rest of the old testament books. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. The pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every. The rest of chapter 5 and the rest of chapter 6 elaborate on this little verse verse 20. Portions are similar to the sermon on the plain in luke 6, but much of the material is found only in matthew. No wonder, when the cure must be effected by supernatural agency, and they had not faith enough to interest the power of god in their behalf, matthew 17. Do not think that i have come to abolish the law or the prophets. Think not that i am come to destroy to abrogate, annul, or repeal, which seems to be the meaning of the word, here, the law or the prophets as your teachers do. Matthew 5 is the fifth chapter of the gospel of matthew in the new testament. In reading through these sections on the sermon on the mount, we are first learning more of the character of jesus, and therefore of the triune god. In his story of the baptism of jesus he shows us jesus realizing that the hour has struck, that the call to action has come, and that jesus must go forth on his crusade. Christs discourse with his disciples on the subject, 9. Instead of being endowed with the characteristics that this world admires such as wealth of spirit, being willing to do whatever to get what you want, making sure your own needs are met ahead of the needs of others, etc.
This study began january 25, 2018, as part of verse by verse fellowships weekly worship service, and new lessons will be posted weekly. The meaning, shape and character of righteousness does not come primarily from what god says, but out of who god is. He went up into a mountain that he might have the greater advantage of speaking, so as to be heard by that great concourse of people which followed him. Generally, the law refers to the pentateuch, the first five books of the ot. For i tell you, this phrase in the greek is an emphatic appeal to jesus authority and ties verse 20 with verse 19. The law in this context refers to the torah or first five books of the bible. Without entering into the debate of the historical person who wrote this. This begins with a remark about exceeding the righteousness of the infamously strict scribes and pharisees.893 82 1299 13 386 731 1423 225 1483 298 774 891 1212 1107 1071 1081 704 1183 948 631 1296 430 1097 758 934 1524 142 740 1347 132 1160 548 1451 989 1366 638 759