Presentation on theme: "What does Jesus think about obedience? Matthew 5:17-18 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings."— Presentation transcript:
What does Jesus think about obedience?
Matthew 5:17-18 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets.
No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the
smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.”
2 Timothy 3:1-4 “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and
his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great
patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own
desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”
1. Christ fulfills the OT.
a. Everything He taught was in harmony with the teachings of the OT.
b. His life fulfilled the prophets and law of the OT.
The Law that He refers to is the complete law of God given to the Israelites-the moral, judicial and the ceremonial law.
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2 Corinthians 1:20 “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”
-His death fulfilled the judicial law of God.
-His death also fulfilled all the ceremonial law.
The death of Jesus was both substitution and satisfaction.
-Jesus fulfills the moral law by sending us the Holy Spirit who gives us both the desire to fulfill the law and the power to obey it.
Romans 8:2-4 “that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Jeremiah 31:33 “I am going to make a new covenant, and the difference will be that I am going to write My law in your minds and on
your hearts. No longer will it be on tablets of stone on the outside of you, but on the fleshly tables of the heart.”
Hebrews chapter 8 He glories in the new covenant, the new relationship, because under it the law is within us, not outside us.
2. Obedience to the Word is commanded by God and we should never think or teach differently.
Matthew 5:19 “So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the
Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Here’s the plan of God for our church.
3. You must have the right type of righteousness to get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 5:20 “But I warn you— unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!”
The religion of the scribes and the Pharisees was condemned because:
-it was external and formal based instead of being a religion of the heart.
-it was more concerned with the ceremonial than the moral.
-it was one of man-made rules and regulations which helped them to think they were being obedient when they weren’t.
-it was one that glorified themselves instead of God.
-it was one that had a tragic attitude toward those who didn’t follow their teaching.
Jesus condemned their righteousness because they taught that if you kept the rules and regulations both from the OT and from them, then God would save you.
Are you aware that the law was given some 430 years after the covenant promise was given to Abraham?
Jesus today is looking...
We must restore the place of God’s commands in our lives by living in obedience to them through the power of His Spirit who lives in us!