You aren’t good enough, but Jesus is.
1.) Jesus doesn’t change God’s standards; He satisfies them. (vs 17)
2.) We still need to obey God. (vs 18-19)
3.) Jesus becomes your perfection. (vs 20)
Will you drop your goodness so you can become His greatness?
Three perspectives – where are you?
Religious? Relativism/Irreligion? Relationship?
Matthew 5:17-20 New International Version (NIV)
The Fulfillment of the Law
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 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.