From: Matthew 5.17-20
4 Statements of Truth (That part will be inserted as listed here w/ underline…no blanks)
Jesus upholds the Old Testament legitimacy (17)
Jesus maintains the Old Testament permanence (18)
Jesus advocates the Old Testament stringency (19)
Jesus defends the Old Testament righteousness (20)
How This Applies to Me (That part will be inserted as listed here w/ underline…no blanks)
The Law is necessary for me.
The Law reveals my sin.
The Prophets promise my salvation
Knowing God’s standard presses me towards sanctification
Following Christ is the goal of the Law
Only Jesus can fulfill the righteous requirement.
Following Jesus yields a reward.
Righteousness is more than obedience to the Law.