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Summary: A SERMON GIVEN TO ENLIGHTEN THOSE LIVING THE LAW BY SELF - WILL AND NOT WITH THE GRACE AND MERCY OF GOD.

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MISLEAD & MISGUIDED

INTRODUCTION

WE ARE TO VENTURING OFF INTO A GOD GIVEN MESSAGE COMING FORTH FROM THE GOSPEL ACCORDING

TO MATTHEW.

OUR MAIN THOUGHT IS PERTANENT TO THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, WHEREAS JESUS INTRODUCED GOD’S NEW LAWS AND GOD’S NEW STANDARDS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE, IN ADDITION TO THIS HE MADE IT KNOWN HIS POSITION IN FULFILLING THESE STANDARDS AND LEFT US A LEGACY THAT WE MAY KNOW THAT THESE ARE NOT THINGS TO DO BUT THINGS TO BE.

WE SHOULD KNOW THAT IT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED THROUGH

THE YEARS BY CERTAIN RELIGIOUS GROUPS AND CERTAIN

RELIGIOUS LEADERS THAT GOD’S OLD TESTEMENT STANDARDS

ARE OBSOLETE AND THE ONLY STANDARDS BY WHICH WE WILL

BE JUDGED BY ARE THE NEW TESTEMENT STANDARDS; IN FACT

THIS IS PARTIALLY TRUE, IN THE SENSE THAT THESE ARE GOD’S STANDARDS, NEEDLESS TO SAY; “ WE WILL BE JUDGED BY EVERY STANDARD BROKEN AND BY EVERY STANDARD KEPT.

UNDRERSTAND WHAT I HAVE SAID TO. BY EVERY STANDARD WE SHALL BE JUDGED AND BY EVERY STANDARD WE WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNTANCE FOR.

BEFORE I PROCEED I HAVE SOME SERIOUS QUESTIONS TO ASK. I NEED FOR YOU TO TAKE A MOMENT AND EXAMINE YOURSELF - TAKE PERSONAL INVENTORY OF YOURSELVES TONIGHT. I NEED YOU TO SEARCH YOUR INTERMOST SELF AND ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS WITH A PURE HEART AND PURE CONSCIENCE.

QUESTIONS:

1) ARE YOU TRYING TO MEASURE UP TO THE STANDARDS WHICH

GOD HAS PRE - ORDAINED.

PRE= MEANING BEFORE ORDAINED= ORDERED

STANDARDS GOD HAS ORDERED BEFORE YOU, ME, YOUR FATHER,

YOUR FATHERS - FATHER AND SO ON.

2) HAVE YOU CHOSEN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT AS YOUR

RELIGION OR AS THE GOSPEL BY WHICH YOU WILL LIVE OR DIE

BY.

IF IN FACT YOU HAVE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE I

HAVE TO TELL YOU; WE MAY WANT TO DO SOME REPENTING.

1ST WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO GOSPEL IN THE

SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

(2ND) WE MUST KNOW THAT WE CAN’T MEASURE UP TO THESE DIVINELY APPOINTED STANDARDS ON OUR OWN.

YOU MUST KNOW THAT THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE

SCRIPTURES IS THIS:

CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS,

WAS BURIED

AND ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY.

ACCORDING TO THESE WORDS WE ARE INCAPABLE OF SURPASSING OR EVEN COMING REMOTELY CLOSE THE WORKS

ON THE CROSS.

THAT WAS GOD’S PURPOSE FOR SENDING HIS SON AS A SAVIOR

THAT WE ALL THROUGH HIM WOULD BE SAVED.

PURPOSE IS A IMPORTANT WORD.

MANY ARE THE PLANS IN A MAN’S HEART BUT IT’S GOD’S

PURPOSE THAT PREVAILS.

GOD KNEW PERFECTLY WELL THAT MAN COULD NOT MEASURE

UP TO HIS STANDARDS.

NOW WHAT I’M ABOUT TO SAY WILL EITHER TRANSFORM

YOUR THINKING OR INSULT YOUR IGNORANCE.

INCIDENTALLY THERE ARE A GREAT DEAL OF OUR CHRISTIAN

BROTHERS AND SISTERS MADE HYPOCRITES IN OUR CHURCHES BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY ARE CONVINCED THAT THEY CAN MAKE IT WITH THEIR OWN STRENGTH. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO ASCERTAIN THE KEEPING OF THESE STANDARDS ALONE.

IF WE ARE HONEST WITH OURSELVES AND WILL EXAMINE OURSELVES AND READ THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT WE WOULD KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT LIVING UP TO ITS STANDARDS, MOREOVER, WE WOULD BECOME AWARE OF HOW SHORT WE HAVE COME.

PAUL SAID IN ROMANS 3:23 FOR WE ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLIN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS DIVINELY INSPIRED MESSAGE HAS BEEN


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