The Sermon On The Mount: Purity

Phil Heller
Jesus addressed several aspects of the Jewish Law during His sermon, and instead of releasing people from their obligation to the law, he painted even stricter views on each of the laws he mentioned. Adultury, for example, was more than having sexual relations with another person outside of marriage, it was even LOOKING at another person with lewd intent. Jesus pointed out that as we draw closer to God, those desires fall under His control--he alone can cleanse us of our sin and give us the means to overcome it!