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									The Gospel of Matthew



    Matthew 5:1-48
The Gospel of Matthew

New People & Covenant: 5:1-16
        • The “Blessed”
  • Character of those in the kingdom
    • People of Salt & Light
  • Value, responsibility & influence of
          those in the kingdom
The Gospel of Matthew

New People & Covenant: 5:1-16
• The “Blessed” (5:1-12).
– Gr. makarios
  * Classical Greek: one favored by the
    gods with wealth or deliverance from
    suffering in the afterlife (Pindar, Hesiod).
The Gospel of Matthew

New People & Covenant: 5:1-16
• The “Blessed” (5:1-12).
– Gr. makarios
  * Greek OT: one who walks in God’s
    commands (Ps 1:1); trusts God (Ps
    2:1); receives salvation (Dt 33:29)
    and forgiveness of sins (Ps 33:29).
The Gospel of Matthew

New People & Covenant: 5:1-16
• The “Blessed” (5:1-12).
– Those not usually regarded as blessed.
 ● Poor in spirit ● who mourn ● the meek (3-5)
 ● Hungry for righteousness ● the merciful
    ● the pure in heart (6-8)
 ● Peacemakers ● the persecuted (9-12)
The Gospel of Matthew

New People & Covenant: 5:1-16
• People of Salt & Light (5:13-16)
 – People of influence (seasoning &
    preserving the world).
 – People of responsibility (shining forth).
 – People of value (children of God).
The Gospel of Matthew

Fulfillment of the Law: 5:17-48
   • New Covenant on Murder
  • New Covenant on Adultery
  • New Covenant on Honesty
 • New Covenant on Retribution
The Gospel of Matthew

  Fulfillment of the Law: 5:17-48
• “Fulfill the Law”
 – Establish it (cf. Rom 3:31, 8:4).
 – Fulfill true intent (cf. Mt 22:38-40).
 – Carry out what it foreshadowed
    (note: “till all is fulfilled” vs 18).
The Gospel of Matthew

  Fulfillment of the Law: 5:17-48
• Murder (21-26). cf. Mt 15:19-20a;
    I John 3:15
• Adultery (27-30).   cf. Ex 20:17;
    Romans 13:9.
The Gospel of Matthew

  Fulfillment of the Law: 5:17-48
• Honesty (31-37).
 – Divorce is dishonesty (cf. Mal 2:13-16)
• Retribution (38-48; cf. 9-12).
 – Love of God demands love for those
    made in His image (cf. I John 4:20).
The Gospel of Matthew


     Next Week:
    Matthew 6:1-24

								
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