Matthew 5:3 | Where Did Jesus Start? Before God, we have NOTHING to offer. We are made righteous by what JESUS does! We are BLESSED, which means SAVED. This is our STARTING POINT.
Dig Deeper: Romans 3:28, 4:13-15, Galatians 3:11
Matthew 5:14 | Who Do You Think You Are? HE Who is the Light of the World proclaims that YOU are the light of the world. You are! YOU ARE.
Dig Deeper: Romans 4:11-12, Galatians 3:7-9, 26-29
Matthew 5:16 | What Then Should We Do? Before the world, we have EVERYTHING to offer! We are the hands and feet of Jesus. We are a BLESSING to others. God works through His Word, which is proclaimed by His people. It is proclaimed in spoken, written and “sacramental” form! Remember: sacramental means the everyday mysteries of God.
Dig Deeper: Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 12:12-27, 2 Cor. 5:13-21, 1 Peter 2:9-10
Matthew 5:17 | Always remember that the Old Testament is ultimately about Jesus. We do not throw it out because it is about Jesus! We do not hide from it because it is about Jesus! We embrace it because…it is about Jesus! He is the fulfillment God’s Word! He is the Word made flesh and now He dwells in us! We PROCLAIM His Story! We TEACH His Story! We EXPERIENCE His Story! We EMBODY His Story!