Sunday Messages

Oct 17, 2010

Jesus on Relationships

Matthew 5:17-48 by Pastor Dan Walker
This message looks at what Jesus has to say about relationships in six vital areas of our lives. The areas that Jesus covers in this section of the Sermon on the Mount include: anger, promise-keeping, lust, divorce, retaliation and love. Learn about relationships from the Master of relationships, Jesus Himself.
Duration:32 mins 38 secs

Jesus on Relationships

40 Days with Jesus – Part 3

Life Church October 17, 2010

Pastor Dan Walker





Matthew 5:19 (NIV) … whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.





Matthew 5:20 (NIV) For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.





1. Watch your _____________

Matthew 12:34 (NIV) For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.





1A. Eliminate ______________ words

Matthew 5:21-22 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.





1B. Keep your ______________

Matthew 5:33, 37 (NIV) "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' … Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.





Psalm 15:4 (NLT) [The righteous] keep their promises even when it hurts

2. Guard your _________________


2A. Avoid ___________ of the heart

Matthew 5:27-28 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.





2B. Commit to marriage for _________

Matthew 5:31-32 (NIV) "It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.





3. Defuse your ______________


3A. Return _________ for evil

Matthew 5:38-39 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.





Proverbs 15:1 (NIV) A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.





3B. ____________ for your enemies

Matthew 5:43-44 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Message Study Guide

Jesus on Relationships

Life Church October 17, 2010

(Answer questions based on the message outline and verses) 

Intro.     Explain how God’s Word must affect our lives to be great in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:19)?

What type of righteousness did the Pharisees and teachers of the law show (Matthew 5:20)?

1.         In what way are words a window to the heart (Matthew 12:34)?


1A.       In what ways does Jesus expand your understanding of the commandment “Do not murder” (Matthew 5:21-22)?


1B.       Why is it important for disciples of Jesus to be promise keepers (Matthew 5:33,37 and Psalm 15:4)?


2A.       How does Jesus expand your understanding of the commandment “Do not commit adultery” (Matthew 5:27-28)?


2B.       Why do you think that Jesus is so intolerant of divorce (Matthew 5:31-32)?


2C.       What do you think are the most serious threats against marriage in our society?


3A.       How should we overcome our natural instinct to retaliate when we are hurt (Matthew 5:38-39 and Proverbs 15:1)?


3B.       What kind of people are the hardest to love and pray for (Matthew 5:43-44)?


3C.       Why is love the most powerful force on earth?