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Jesus and the Law

Matthew 5, 17-24

JESUS KNOWS THE LAW OF GOD. JESUS WILL NOT DESTROY THE LAW. THE LAW IS VERY IMPORTANT!

JESUS SAYS:
„IT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW: DON’T KILL ANY PERSON. DOING THIS IS WRONG! ANY PERSON THAT KILLS WILL BE JUDGED!

„TO CALL ANOTHER PERSON A FOOL IS WRONG, TOO. IT IS ALSO WRONG TO SAY BAD AND NEGATIVE THINGS TO SOMEONE."

EXPLANATION OF „SACRIFICE“:
IN EARLIER DAYS, PEOPLE BROUGHT SACRIFICES TO THE ALTAR IN THE TEMPLE. THESE WERE SACRIFICES AND GIFTS TO GOD. ANOTHER EXAMPLE: SOME PEOPLE GIVE MONEY AWAY. THIS IS ALSO A SACRIFICE TO GOD.

A MAN WANTS TO BRING A SACRIFICE / GIFT TO GOD. HE SUDDENLY REMEMBERS: „THERE IS A PERSON WHO HAS SOMETHING AGAINST ME!“
WHAT DOES JESUS THINK ABOUT THAT?

JESUS SAYS:
„LEAVE YOUR SACRIFICE AT THE ALTAR! GO AND TALK TO THAT PERSON! MAKE PEACE WITH THAT PERSON!“

„IF YOU HAVE MADE PEACE WITH THAT PERSON, YOU CAN GO BACK AND OFFER YOUR SACRIFICE TO GOD. “

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Matthew 5, 17-24