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From the Pastor
June 12, 2020, 6:37 PM

How good are you?

Matthew 5:20

For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus drops a bomb on the Jews.  They held their religious leaders in high regard.  They were the best of the best.  They were the ones you wanted your children to be like.  Jesus teaches in verse 20 that their righteousness was not good enough to get into Heaven.  Think of the best person you know and their goodness is not good enough to be right with God.  Billy Graham was a mighty man used by God, but he was not good enough to get into Heaven.  God doesn't lower his standard for entrance, but he extends grace through Jesus Christ.  The righteousness we need is Jesus.  His righteousness acquires us through faith in Jesus.  How good are you?  Not good enough so trust Jesus!