Life App for 2/11/17 to 2/17/17

A way to live a mission in your home or with your friends:

Be faithful to your spouse; be loyal to your friends; and tell the truth to all.

Based on Matthew 5:21-37

A way to live a mission in your home or with your friends based on Matthew 5:21-37 a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, 2/12/17.   Jesus continues his teaching.  He contrasts the traditional teaching (“You have heard”) with his teaching (“But I say”).  Concerning adultery, to even look at a woman with lust is adultery.  Get rid of whatever causes you to do it.  Concerning divorce, the only basis for divorce is adultery.  [This exception is not found in Mark or Luke.  It may have come from the early church as it followed the instruction to “bind” and “loose” of Matthew 16:19 and 18:18.]  Concerning oaths, do not swear by anything; let your “Yes” mean “Yes and your “No” mean “No.”

A theme:  Do not betray the trust of your spouse; be truthful in all you say; and keep your promises.