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Day 5 | Genesis, Matthew, Psalms

Day 5 | Genesis, Matthew, Psalms

5 Sep 2018
Genesis 9:18 - 11:9
Matthew 4:23 - 5:20
Psalms 4:1-8

Old Testament

New Testament


Adelle's picture
Again thanks Andy, seeing a glimpse of Jesus as healer today. There is so much in this bit I feel I need to go and read it again several times! I have a question for anyone who knows the answer in Matthew V20 it says "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." I know we try and live a righteous life but is our entering heaven dependent on us accomplishing this? I always though Jesus sacrifice was what gets us there. Apologises if this is a silly question!!
Jack's picture
Hi Adelle. I wouldn't say that I know the answer but here's my tuppence. I think the issue in your question is how we define righteousness. People often think it's "being good" which leads to the whole "if you're good you go to heaven" thing. The word actually means being right with God. I think Jesus is saying that the way of getting into heaven isn't by trying follow all the tiny rules the pharisees have created, but by accepting that we can't be righteous on our own and that we need God's grace and sacrifice to make us right with Him again. Apologies if I'm not making much sense!
Ccspeller's picture
Is the babel story of building the tower and God making different languages real or a parable? I have quoted this before as fact and had strange looks from people... To me it makes perfect sense to be real!
Jonnyh72's picture
We can only be righteous because of Jesus righteousness. Otherwise it's self righteous. Through Jesus death if we accept him as saviour we are then seen as righteous. Right with god. :-) babel is genuine and as you say makes sense!
strawberry's picture
I like the idea that this is a result of disobedience. I'd like to also think about the verse from James James 1: 7-8 “Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.” I also read this that the biggest problem at Babel is that they do not trist that God will do these things for them. They believe that they are capable of doing it without God. As Andy then reiterates, it's about giving clory to God, without whom their monument would not be capable of being built. It is only because of His power that it is possble to be made at all.
emilyjoy98's picture
Another awesome, insightful video! I especially love the message Andy talks about in the New testament as I can really relate. I have had difficulties at home with my parents divorce and losing contact with my dad because of his alcohol abuse and on top of this I try my hardest to support my friends that have issues of their own. It can be frustrating at times because my relationship with God has changed my life and I want my non-christian friends to experience his kindness and mercy too. This has taught me that I just need to have complete faith that bringing my friends to God in prayer and supporting them is enough and that whilst I might not be able to fulfil all of the needs around me - JESUS CAN.
Emily129's picture
Mathew 5:11 really helped me and my friend. We're both picked on in school for being Christian and it offers hope. Also knowing God is there healing us and our friends when we can't. It's something amazing, unique, something only found in His love for us! God is amazing!
Adelle's picture
Thank you Jack