NCF Sunday Worship
Feb 12, 2023 • Pastor Bob Becker
Summary: When Jesus says, "You have heard that it was said to those of old,” who was he referring to? The Old Testament prophets? The interpretation of the OT by the scribes and Pharisees? Or was He showing the full extent or intent of the OT law? I choose the last view. Jesus is showing us how truly righteous people fulfill the law in the world among their neighbors. They watch their anger and what they say and how they say it to others. Jesus’ disciples are about reconciling with others when there has been an offense. We do not take people to court. We resolve matters peacefully, keeping the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. This is how the children of Jesus’ kingdom act.