The Sermon On The Mount: Radical Love

Andrew Bondurant
Jesus says in Matthew 5 that he has not come to abolish the law, but then a few sentences later he lays out a radical "new" way to treat the people that mistreat us! The fact is, God is interested in our heart, as well as our actions; the WHOLE person is important to him. The law placed limits on people to ensure that vigilantism and gross retaliation didn't occur--now, Jesus tells us that God's heart desire is that we treat everyone with the same love and grace that he shows to us!