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WHAT HOW WHY. The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 5-7) Jesus explains the nature of the kingdom of heaven Jesus explains the nature of the kingdom of heaven.

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1 WHAT HOW WHY

2 The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 5-7) Jesus explains the nature of the kingdom of heaven Jesus explains the nature of the kingdom of heaven Challenges us to obtain the righteousness of its citizens, Matt. 5:20 Challenges us to obtain the righteousness of its citizens, Matt. 5:20 Heart is where sin begins and from which the whole person is defiled, Matt. 5:21-26 Heart is where sin begins and from which the whole person is defiled, Matt. 5:

3 Source of Sin Snare of Sin Severity of Repentance Surrender of Salvation Suffering of Hell 3

4 The heart, Prov. 23:7; Matt. 15:17-19 The heart, Prov. 23:7; Matt. 15:17-19 The temptation to sin, Jas. 1:12-16 The temptation to sin, Jas. 1:12-16 looks at a woman to lust for her (5:28) looks at a woman to lust for her (5:28) Sin of both the mind and body, Matt. 5:28 Sin of both the mind and body, Matt. 5:28 Lust: a longing desire for, 1 Jno. 2:16; Prov. 6:25 Lust: a longing desire for, 1 Jno. 2:16; Prov. 6:25 King David, 2 Sam. 11:2 King David, 2 Sam. 11:2 4

5 Sin ensnares, traps and enslaves all who yield to its temptation Sin ensnares, traps and enslaves all who yield to its temptation causes you to sin – ensnares you causes you to sin – ensnares you …the stick in the trap that springs and closes the trap when the animal touches it …the stick in the trap that springs and closes the trap when the animal touches it The nature of sin, Heb. 3:13; 11:25; Rom. 6:23 The nature of sin, Heb. 3:13; 11:25; Rom. 6:23 See its sinfulness! (Rom. 7:13, 7-8) See its sinfulness! (Rom. 7:13, 7-8) 5

6 It is not mutilating of the body that Christ enjoins, but control of the body against sin. The man who plays with fire will get burnt. Modern surgery finely illustrates the teaching of Jesus. The tonsils, the teeth, the appendix, to go no further, if left diseased, will destroy the whole body. Cut them out in time and the life will be saved. (Robertson) Mark 9:42-48 Mark 9:

7 Do away with sin, Rom. 6:6; Col. 2:11; 3:9 Do away with sin, Rom. 6:6; Col. 2:11; 3:9 Repentance: Change of heart, 2 Cor. 7:10 Repentance: Change of heart, 2 Cor. 7:10 Fruit of repentance: Change of life, Rom. 6:13, 16-18; Col. 3:5-10 Fruit of repentance: Change of life, Rom. 6:13, 16-18; Col. 3:5-10 When sin is removed we can serve the Lord with our body, 1 Cor. 6:13, 19-20; Rom. 12:1-2 When sin is removed we can serve the Lord with our body, 1 Cor. 6:13, 19-20; Rom. 12:1-2 7

8 Crucify self in order to live by faith, Gal. 2:20; Phil. 3:7-8 Crucify self in order to live by faith, Gal. 2:20; Phil. 3:7-8 Deny self, Lk. 9:23; Matt. 19:10-12 Deny self, Lk. 9:23; Matt. 19:10-12 Practical, specific steps to prevent, guard against and overcome sin (1 Pet. 4:1-2) Practical, specific steps to prevent, guard against and overcome sin (1 Pet. 4:1-2) Pornography: End accessibility Pornography: End accessibility Alcohol and drugs: Abstinence Alcohol and drugs: Abstinence Adultery: Guard your heart with fidelity Adultery: Guard your heart with fidelity 8

9 Sins punishment: Eternal ruin in hell Sins punishment: Eternal ruin in hell Cast into hell, Matt. 10:28 Cast into hell, Matt. 10:28 Punishment is not annihilation, Mk. 9:43ff Punishment is not annihilation, Mk. 9:43ff Unending pain Unending pain Continual corruption Continual corruption Fire is never quenched Fire is never quenched Puritys reward: Eternal life, Mk. 9:43 (Rom. 2:7) Puritys reward: Eternal life, Mk. 9:43 (Rom. 2:7) 9

10 The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 5-7) Sin is so serious our salvation required the death of the Son of God! Sin is so serious our salvation required the death of the Son of God! Cannot be citizens of the kingdom of heaven while serving sin in our hearts and with our flesh Cannot be citizens of the kingdom of heaven while serving sin in our hearts and with our flesh Cleanse ourselves and perfect holiness in the fear of God, 2 Cor. 7:1 Cleanse ourselves and perfect holiness in the fear of God, 2 Cor. 7:1 10


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