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Matthew 5 - NIV

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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.


21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’

22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you,

24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.


27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[e]

28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.



a. Matthew 5:21 Exodus?20:13
b. Matthew 5:22 An Aramaic term of contempt
c. Matthew 5:22 Some manuscripts brother or sister without cause
d. Matthew 5:22 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
e. Matthew 5:27 Exodus?20:14

Sermons on Matthew 5 More sermons: Matthew 5

Paul Andrew avatar
Shared by: Paul Andrew on Dec, 2016
Summary: Salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13) has become proverbial.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 24
Andre King avatar
Let Your Light Shine
Shared by: Andre King on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Pharos of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World. Christians, like that great light, are to be conspicuous signs for others to find their way "home" to God,
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-15
Views: 25
Derrick Tuper avatar
Let It Shine
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Nov, 2016
Summary: "This little light of mine; I'm gonna let it shine". What light? Let it shine how? Let's find out.
Rick Boyne avatar
Lightly Salted
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Nov, 2016
Summary: We must engage our culture as a witness for Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 279
john roy avatar
With Jesus in the School of Social Change
Shared by: john roy on Oct, 2016
Summary: Change, if the world is not the way it needs to be---what is our response
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26
Denomination: *other
Views: 9
Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Exhibit the qualities of Discipleship
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Oct, 2016
Summary: Cost discipleship is always accompanied with great privileges and blessings
Series: Blessings
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-17
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 133
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 99
Jim Caswell avatar
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Aug, 2016
Summary: Sermon on how Unless we look to God a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. Its not. Delivery of this sermon is important. Emphasize the "unlesses" and preach the rhythm of the rhymes. Sermon was preached in promotion of a needed building.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:20
Views: 591
William R. Nabaza avatar
We are the light of the world
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST made me light of this world and a city full of light.
Scripture: Matthew 5:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 296
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jul, 2016
Summary: Adultery is immorality and adultery causes great destruction, hurt and pain, both within and without the person
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 325
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jul, 2016
Summary: Our response to criticism by the world is to withdraw into our Christian subculture: Christian radio, colleges, books, TV, church, etc. Jesus tells us we must be the Salt of the Earth. What does that mean?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:13
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 651
Dennis Lee avatar
It Begins in the Heart
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon, "It Begins In The Heart," is part of the Sermon on the Mount series and deals with how God looks at the attitude of our heart as much as he looks at our actions.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-30
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,214
Dennis Lee avatar
Jesus, the Law, and Believers
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: From Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells how He didn't come to destroy the law or prophets, but to fulfill them.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:17-20
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 120
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Scripture: Matthew 5:16-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 318
Charles  Scott avatar
High Jumping and High Goals and Standards
Shared by: Charles Scott on Jul, 2016
Summary: How high is up? Current cultural trends challenges every person to find a life goal worth living and standards by which we should live to achieve that goal.
Scripture: Matthew 5:17-24
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 221
Dennis Lee avatar
Salt and Light
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jun, 2016
Summary: "Salt and Light" is a part of the Sermon on the Mount series. We look at both the qualities of being salt (creates thirst, a seasoning, part of the sacrifice, and preservative), and light (exposes and guides).
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 578
Charlie Roberts avatar
It's All Good!
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jun, 2016
Summary: There are times that I have thought to myself, that makes perfect sense! And then there are times that I thought to myself, never in 100 years would have I figured or thought to do that. But yet, it was exactly what needed to be done!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16
Views: 4,020
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2016
Summary: We need to listen to the master and follow his leader ship.
Scripture: Matthew 5:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 128
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Let Your Righteousness Exceed
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jun, 2016
Summary: Our righteousness is measured against that of Jesus–who loved us all the way to the cross and challenged us to follow His love.
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on May, 2016
Summary: To harbor anger is murder. To attempt to worship while you harbor anger is not just useless, it is Hypocrisy and In reality it is also blasphemy
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 149
Clair Sauer avatar
God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Apr, 2016
Summary: We often use this phrase to defend our actions or to attack the beliefs or actions of another, but the Word of God requires more reflection beyond a simple adherence. Ultimately, we must look to the revelation of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
Kendall Hicks avatar
"Team Extreme"
Shared by: Kendall Hicks on Apr, 2016
Summary: The idea for this series came from a series of the same name that is offered free by Life.Church. You can find it at open.church. There you will find videos, transcripts, outlines, and graphics. This message is loosely based on the life.church series.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Do The Small Thing To Show The Main Thing
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Apr, 2016
Summary: What is servant evangelism: It is demonstrating the kindness of God The Love God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. Do the small thing to show the main thing -- God's Love.
Philip Martin avatar
God: How could a Loving God send someone to Hell? Matt. 5:22; 28-30
Shared by: Philip Martin on Apr, 2016
Summary: Questions we would we must like to ask God if given the chance.
Scripture: Matthew 5:22-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,544
David Owens avatar
The Influence of a Servant
Shared by: David Owens on Mar, 2016
Summary: In this sermon on the influence of a servant, we examine Jesus' illustrations of salt and light from the Sermon on the Mount. I also continue to rely on Swindoll's book, Improving Your Serve.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
Views: 621
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The Sermon on the mount - Salt
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Mar, 2016
Summary: The qualities of Salt
Scripture: Matthew 5:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 325
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Sermon on the Mount - Light
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Mar, 2016
Summary: What is light? What does light do? How can we be light?
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 346
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Jesus fulfilled the law
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Mar, 2016
Summary: God's Son explain the law, Christ fulfills the law.
Scripture: Matthew 5:17-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 381
Charl Swart avatar
Murder & Anger
Shared by: Charl Swart on Mar, 2016
Summary: Anger is something that can ruin your life. It is the root of murder and should therefore be treated at the root. You should not act on unrighteous anger, but should live in righteousness. Jesus shows us how He filfills the Law of murder.
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 147
Charl Swart avatar
Shared by: Charl Swart on Mar, 2016
Summary: We are all faced with stumbling blocks in our lives. But mnay times these stumbling blocks is placed in our way by ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. These stumbling blocks starts in our minds / hearts and we need to identify them and cast them away.