Friends today we ask two questions about what Jesus meant when he said: (Matthew 5:20) For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter â€“ the flow of - the kingdom of heaven.
1. What is the 'righteousness of the Pharisees?' 2. How can we surpass this so we can enter - and stay in â€“ the flow of the Kingdom?
Hint: 2 Corinthians 3:6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenantâ€”not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.