In our previous sermon we talked about the first 4 out of the 9 things you NEED to know after reading Matthew’s 5th chapter.

Those were:

  1. Be a peaceful, meek, pure Christian, and you will be blessed!
  2. Believers are the salt and light of the world!
  3. Teach others about GOD!
  4. Murder starts in the heart.

If you missed it, you can read the first part of the sermon here. We hope that you enjoy reading it.

 

Lesson 5

Jesus goes on to tell his disciples:

You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

– Jesus Christ

 

You should never commit adultery.

If you are married, then your partner is the only one in your life.

And if you are not married, then you shall not desire a married person.

Marriage is a sacred bond that can not be broken by you.

Adultery, cheating, will not only make your partner sad, but it will also impact your own soul sooner or later.

Why would you want to do that?

 

Lesson 6

In accordance with the 5th lesson preached by JESUS himself, the 6th lesson is: Marriage is sacred and binding.

Jesus does not want you to leave your partner for no reason.

He’s fine if you leave them if they cheated on you.

But he doesn’t want you to abandon your marriage and possibly even your kids for no reason.

You should support your partner.

That’s why you said “until death do us part” at the altar.

You entered holy matrimony in front of God.

That means a lot. Honor it.

 

Lesson 7

The 7th lesson is one that often seems to be forgotten: Do not swear!

Now, swearing is often confused with cussing, but that’s not what JESUS was talking about.

Sure, cussing isn’t optimal either.

But what Jesus meant was taking an oath.

He doesn’t want you to take an oath.

He says that you shall not swear by heaven, not by Jerusalem, and not even by your own mind.

Then he says one more thing:

But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’

– Jesus Christ

 

And we couldn’t agree more!

Whenever we say YES, then let it be a YES!

You don’t need to swear.

Your YES has just as much meaning, because you are an honest Christian, and we urge you to say YES more often because it leads to great experiences!

 

Lesson 8

The 8th thing you need to know is that Jesus wants you to go the extra mile.

With that he means that he doesn’t want you to resist an evil person.

It’s this place where the sentence “turn the other cheek” turns from:

But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

– Jesus Christ

 

But why did he say that?

Why would you let an evil person do that?

It’s because Jesus doesn’t want us to look at the evil.

He’s worried that once you let the evil in your life, you’ll get hurt.

That’s why he wants you to turn the other cheek – as a way of completely ignoring evil.

Jesus doesn’t mean that you should let someone hit you without defending yourself!

He means that walking away from a fight is always the right thing to do.

Violence begets more violence.

 

Lesson 9

This is the last lesson Jesus shares with us in this chapter.

The last of the 9 things you need to know.

His lesson sounds simple, but is very difficult: Love your enemies.

Jesus spoke powerful words:

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

– Jesus Christ

 

Now it is not easy to love your enemies, to do good to those who hate us, and to pray for those who use us.

But we have to try it.

Because, again, it is better to not let evil in our hearts.

If someone hates you, don’t fight back with more hate.

That just leaves the world with even more hate.

And don’t we have enough of that already?

Instead, shower them with love!

Show them what a good Christian is like: A loving and peaceful believer in GOD.

 

What do you think, which is the most important lesson out of those? What is the one thing you think every Christian should know?

Tell us in the comments, we’d like to hear your opinion. You can also let us know on our Facebook page!

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