If we believe that the resurrection is real and that Jesus is Lord, then how should that change my life? In part three of “Now What” we learn that when Jesus said to ‘love your neighbor as yourself, ‘ He knew that there must be a change in how we deal in our relationships with one another. We will take a look at Matthew chapter 5 where Jesus gives warnings and expectations regarding human relationships.

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Notes
(A Change in How I Deal with Others)
And He said to them, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Matt. 22:37-40 NASB

Warnings & Expectations within Human Relationships

Warning: (Murder)
The Issue: (Anger)
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry shall be guilty…” Matt. 5:22a NASB
The Expectation: (Reconciliation)

Warning: (Adultery)
The Issue: (Lust)
“…but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”Matt. 5:28 NASB
The Expectation: (Purity)

Warning: (Divorce)
The Issue: (Marriage)
“…but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” Matt. 5:32 NASB
The Expectation: (Faithfulness)

Warning: (Oaths)
The Issue: (Truthfulness)
“But I say to you, make no oath at all…Let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is evil.”Matt. 5:34 & 37 NASB
The Expectation: (Honesty)

Warning: (Retaliation)
The Issue: (Offensiveness)

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” 

Matthew 5:44 NASB 

The Expectation: (Love)