Matthew 5:21-26

Sermon Outline:

Jesus fulfills the command not to murder by...

  • creating a people who do not hate or slander
  • creating a people that love reconciliation and love
  • reconciling us to God 


 Family Discussion Questions:

Younger and Older:

  1. Why do people want to water down God’s law?
  2. How does Jesus raise the bar for the command "do not murder" above how that command was being taught?
  3. Why does hating each-other go against God's command not to murder
  4. How did Jesus keep and fulfill the command "do not murder?"

Deeper Discussion:

  1. When Jesus says “you have heard it said...but I say,” is He contrasting himself with Moses?
  2. What was the reasoning behind God's command not to murder?
  3. The command "do not murder" is expressed as a negative. What are the "positive" ways we are meant to honour the command?
  4. What do the two examples Jesus gives say about our reconciliation?