Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 16-FEB-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Epiphany 6 – The portion of the Sermon on the Mount set for this week deals with the first three of the 'six antitheses' or 'opposites', in which Jesus introduces some radical teaching using phrases such as "You have heard it said, ... but I say ...". For us, living 2000 years later, his words can be challenging and obscure. For example, if a certain part of this teaching were to be taken literally, there would be a lot of people stumbling around with eyes and hands missing. These teachings of Jesus must not be interpreted word by word; he was using 'midrash', which involves highly critical and scholarly analysis of a text with reference to its historical period, the cultural background, the intentions of the authors, and more. Hear what Sandy has to say in her sermon, as she deals with the 'opposites' that Jesus once presented to his audience.
Matthew 5: 21-37

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