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Jesus Said_Red Letter Summer_Pluck Your Eye Out

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In Matthew 5:27-30, Jesus addresses the topic of adultery and lust, but then takes a deeper dive into the sins of the mind and proposes taking a radical approach to purging sin. Using hyperbole, he tells us to gouge sin out of our lives and cast it from us. The bloody socket and the bloody stump are powerful images that point us towards the bloody cross where Jesus dealt with our sin radically and permanently.

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Jesus Said_Red Letter Summer_Pluck Your Eye Out

  1. 1. Allowing Jesus to speak clearly to the concerns of today
  2. 2. “Pluck Your Eye Out” Matthew 5:27-30
  3. 3. 1. Inner Sins Matthew 5:27-28
  4. 4. Lust … is the craving for salt by a man who is dying of thirst. An Anatomy of Lust – Leadership Mag.
  5. 5. The Power of Imagination – David Guzik “Imagination is a God-given gift; but if it is fed dirt by the eye, it will be dirty. All sin, not the least sexual sin, begins with the imagination.”
  6. 6. Job 31:1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
  7. 7. 2. Extreme Measures Matthew 5:29-30
  8. 8. “A Spring Trap”
  9. 9. Mt. 19:12 - Hyperbole For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.
  10. 10. Galatians 4:15 - Hyperbole What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me.
  11. 11. Romans 9:3 - Hyperbole For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
  12. 12. GotQuestions.org “…we naturally tend to pamper ourselves and excuse our sin. That is why we need Jesus’ shocking, radical hyperbole to wake us from our spiritual complacency.”
  13. 13. Allowing Jesus to speak clearly to the concerns of today

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