All In, with Kirk Crossing
Different (5) – Matthew 5.27-37

In this passage, Jesus continues his message on true righteousness. Once again we learn that there’s more to God’s law than simply refraining to do bad things.  While everyone agrees that adultery is sinful and tragic, far fewer would see lust that way.  In addition, Jesus reaffirms that marriage is not, ultimately, a legal reality but is a creational reality.  Kingdom people honor that gift and God’s design of it.  Finally, Jesus reminds us that kingdom people are people of their word.  Being people of our word, however, means that we are people of great character.