Law and Love

In the Sermon on the Mount, whenever Jesus talks about how we should live, he always also talks about how we get the power to live that way. Jesus is never just concerned about behavior. He’s also concerned about the heart.

Here we have such a nice, small, compact text that gives us the whole picture. In these six verses, Jesus tells you three things. He says, “Here is what you must do.” Secondly, he says, “You’ll never do it.” Thirdly, he says, “But in and through me, you can.” I believe that’s the theme of the Bible, those three things.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 29, 2012. Series “Savior and Teacher – A Study of Matthew
“. Scripture: Matthew 5:17-22.

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