Jesus went all “Jerry Springer” in Matthew 5:17-32. He upended traditional thought by preaching that it’s not the religious laws that ultimately matter, it’s what’s in one’s heart. And if we have God in our heart, we will ultimately follow the law.
For example, anger against another person can grow inside us to the point that it turns into contempt, and we begin to dehumanize the person with whom we are angry. But if God is truly in our heart, anger will never get to that point.
“Jesus Goes All Jerry Springer”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Matthew 5: 17-32
Feb. 12, 2017