Date: February 12, 2023
Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37 | Rev. David A. Douthett
This week we continue exploring Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. At the end of last week's gospel lesson, Jesus said, "Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the [religious leaders] you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." This week's lesson picks up there as Jesus explains what this greater righteousness should be like. Suffice it to say, living out of your ego won't really cut it. This fits in well with Paul's ongoing discourse in 1 Corinthians 3 where he says that the fact that the Corinthians are splitting up into factions proves they are still spiritually immature. Both passages point us to the modern injunction: get over yourself!