Jesus v. Religion
Passage: Matthew 5:17–5:20
Title: Jesus v. Religion
Text: Matthew 5:17-20
God’s looking for a changed heart, not behavior modification.
Fulfill: accomplish the full meaning of Scripture.
- Righteousness still matters
The more you relax God’s word, the more you rob yourself of the joy Christ has for you.
- A lackadaisical approach to holiness teaches your belief about God.
Christianity is not about getting your life into shape, it’s about letting your heart be changed.
- Religion focuses on changing your behavior, Christianity focuses on loving and following God.
The Kingdom of God belongs to those who trust in Jesus’ righteousness, instead of their own.