What Did the Scribes and Pharisees Believe About Divorce and Remarriage?

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So, what did the Scribes and Pharisees believe about divorce and remarriage? Stay tuned.

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Welcome to today’s Little Lesson, one more special Cuba edition. We’re looking at the sixth of Jesus’s six “You have heard but I say to you” statements found in the Gospel of Matthew in the Sermon on the Mount. We’ve covered five already. In every case Jesus was clearly not changing moral standards; He was reiterating what could easily be found in the Old Testament, the Law of Moses, which, I’ve said all this over and over again, so I’m not going to say it again.

A “Holy” Guy Tells a Lie

by David Servant

I was going to write this month about someone else’s sins, but then, before I could throw the first stone, my conscience got the better of me. So I’m going to tell you about one of my own recent sins, and for two reasons.

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First, anyone who serves in public ministry eventually becomes aware of the fact that there are people who think more highly of him (or her) than they should. This is especially true in these days of media ministry when folks don’t personally know those whom they are following, and an “image” can easily hide all the warts. When confronted with one’s admiring fans, one has a choice: Do I allow these folks to remain deceived, or do I shatter their false perceptions by letting them see what those who are close to me know only too well?

What Did Jesus Actually Teach About Divorce and Remarriage?

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What did Jesus actually teach about divorce and remarriage? Hi, welcome to today’s Little Lesson, this is another special Cuba edition. I’m so blessed to be here on behalf of the Ministry of Heaven’s Family, checking up on a number of different projects that we’ve been involved in here.

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I’m happy to report that we’re blessed to be supporting native evangelists, who are winning literally thousands of people to Jesus as the level of receptivity towards Jesus here is really almost unlike anything I’ve ever seen in four decades of ministry all over the world. It’s a huge honor for me to be here and be talking to those who are a part of that revival and hear the reports firsthand.

Has “an Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth” Really Changed?

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In one sense, nothing has changed in regard to God’s Old Testament commandment: an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Let me prove it to you.

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Hi, welcome to today’s Little Lesson. We’ve been looking at Matthew chapter five, Jesus’s “You have heard but I say to you statements.” There are six of them. We’re looking at the fifth out of the six.

To What Degree Should We Not Resist Evil People?

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Exactly to what degree should we not resist evil people? Great question.

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Hi, welcome to Little Lesson. This is another special Cuba edition coming to you from the Central Cuban city of Camaguey in a 200-year-old home here that you can stay overnight for $20 a room. Quite an amazing price for such a neat place.

Did Jesus Change “An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth?”

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An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. What’s changed about that under the new covenant?

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Hi, welcome to today’s Little Lesson and this is a special Cuba edition. I’m spending a little over a week here checking up on some projects under the banner of the Ministries of Heaven’s Family. I stayed last night in this beautiful house. This is the courtyard of a home that’s almost 200 years old.

What Should You Do When Someone Who Hates You Needs Your Help?

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What should you do when someone who hates you needs your help? It’s been such a joy as we’ve been working our way through that part of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus six times said, “You have heard it was said but I say to you.”

I can’t review every single day because that would take up all of our time but we’re in the sixth of those six statements and once again it’s crystal clear that Jesus was not as some claim raising the standard to a higher moral standard under the New Covenant than what was found under the Old Covenant.

For How Long Has God Been Expecting People to Love Their Enemies?

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For how long has God been expecting people to love their enemies? We’re continuing to work our way through Matthew chapter five, and specifically Jesus’s “You have heard, but I say to you” statements, and we’re in the sixth of those six, where Jesus said, “You’ve heard it said love your neighbor, hate your enemy.” That’s Matthew 5:43.

In our last lesson, I made it very clear, proved it that Jesus didn’t say, “God said.” He said, “You have heard it was said,” and only part of what he quotes did God ever say, that is, “Love your neighbor.” God never said, “Hate your enemies.” Then Jesus of course says, “But I say to you …” So here’s his counterpoint to the false teaching that his followers had previously heard from the scribes and Pharisees, and that becomes obvious as we keep reading here.

Loving Your Enemies, Is That a New or an Old Testament Concept?

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Loving your enemies, is that a New or an Old Testament concept? The question we’re asking today is about a very familiar commandment, love your enemies. Everybody knows Jesus said that. Everybody knows Jesus said that in the Sermon on the Mount. But some folks were saying that that’s something that the world never heard before and that a new ethic, a new standard of morality. Jesus is raising the bar now that he’s come to the earth and he’s got a set of followers. He’s expecting more out of them than God expected out of anyone before them.

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Is It Wrong for Christians to Swear on the Bible?

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Is it wrong for Christians to swear on the Bible? We’re asking a question about swearing on the Bible because we’re reading a portion of the Scripture that is applicable to that very question, Jesus’s prohibition, not against making oaths, but His prohibition against making oaths that are coupled with swearing on something, like the Bible, although He didn’t use that example in the examples that He gave.