“You have heard that it was said….”
Jesus’ teaching is different from any other. All other religious systems water down God’s Law, so that sinners might have some hope of outwardly fulfilling it—in order to earn God’s favor.
Jesus doesn’t do that. He teaches the profound demands of God’s Law, so that sinners will despair of keeping it. Then he presents himself as the fulfillment of God’s Law: salvation itself for those who trust in him. Matthew 5:21-37 will deliver that message to us in church services.
Worship this week at Saint Mark’s takes place: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8th, 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 11th, and 7:30, 9:00, 10:45 AM, Sunday, February 12th.
Right before services this week, we’ll view WELS Connection. It will tell about Recruitment to Martin Luther College.