Presentation on theme: "Entering into the HEART of Heaven Matthew 5:27-48."— Presentation transcript:
Entering into the HEART of Heaven Matthew 5:27-48
Abolish vs. Fulfill (5:17) ABOLISH, then theres no point to the law FULFILL, then Jesus IS the point to the law "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Jesus Way to Heaven WDJD? TRUE purpose –Fulfilled its TRUE purpose –ObeyedHEART –Obeyed from the HEART within My heartPsalm 40:8 I desire to do Your will, O God, Your law is within My heart.
True Heart The Laws True Heart the LORD require He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you? But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8 The law is fulfilled ethically rather than ceremonially
Hebrews 10: 7 Then I said, I have come Behold, I have come In the volume of the book it is written of Me To do Your will To do Your will, O God O God.
How did Jesus Fulfill the Law or the Prophets? 1.PICTURES –Levitical sacrifices (Heb. 9:13-14) –Melchizedek priesthood (Heb. 7) 2.PREDICTIONS –Bethlehem birthplace (Micah 5:2) –Crucifixion (Psa. 22:16; Isa. 53:3-4) 3.PERFECTION –Fulfill all righteousness (Mt.3:15) –Without sin (Heb 4:15) 4.POWER –Spirit-controlled believers (Rom. 8:2-4)
Whats Jesus Pointing TO? The Kingdom of Heaven –A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD SO PERSONAL HE IS DESCRIBED AS FATHER!
The HEART of Heaven is LOVE The HEAVENLY FATHER Cares (5:45; 7:11) Knows (6:4,18,32) Sees (6:6) Gives (6:26; 7:11) Forgives (6:14) Rewards (6:1,4,6,18)
To enter into the HEART of Heaven We must enter WITH JESUS into the HEART of the law
About the Kingdom of Heaven… Yes or No? Is Jesus SERIOUS?! (5:18)Is Jesus SERIOUS?! (5:18) Does He point out HOW? (7:13)Does He point out HOW? (7:13) Can we DO it? (7:7-8)Can we DO it? (7:7-8)
1. Hes Serious Unless your righteousness exceeds you will NEVER enterUnless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will NEVER enter the kingdom of heaven (5:20) For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. (5:30)
Heres How 2. Heres How Enter by the narrow gateEnter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. (7:13) the one who DOES the will of my Father Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven but the one who DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven. (7:21) who HEARS these words of mine and DOES them Everyone then who HEARS these words of mine and DOES them will be like a wise man…that house…did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. (7:24-25)
3. We Can Do It IF… Blessed are the poor in spirit "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:3) Askseek knockAsk, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (7:7-8) your Father give good things to those who ask Him How much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (7:11)
Pursue Reconciliation Never Lust Protect Marriage Mean What You Say Yield & Respond Love Everyone No Murderers No Adulterers Divorce Legally Swear an Oath Resist & Retaliate Hate Enemies Whats the HEART of the law? Jesus Way Mans Way
John 14:6 I am the way to the Father " I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
If Jesus IS the Point, Are we following His point? SONS of the Kingdom should look like the KING of the Kingdom