Fulfilling the Law!
February 3, 2019

Fulfilling the Law!

Preacher:
Passage: Matthew 5:17-20
Service Type:
  1. Did the Holy Spirit speak to you about anything today?
  2. This passage naturally divides into two parts, vv17–18 and vv19–20. What does each part emphasize?
  3. In v17, Jesus addresses the silent conclusion of his disciples, based on what he told them in Matthew 5:1–16. In other words, vv1–16 would lead the disciples to think, Jesus means to do away with the Law and the Prophets! Why would the disciples come to this conclusion?
  4. How do Jesus' comments in Matthew 5:17–20 set up his listeners for what will follow in Matthew 5:21–6:18?
  5. Are you ever guilty of relaxing the commands of God in your life? Give a general statement of how you/we do this, followed by a specific example. Why is dealing with this tendency important in becoming part of God’s kingdom plan (an apprentice of Jesus)?
  6. The Pharisees and teachers of the law were zealous about observing the Law. How can our righteousness possibly surpass theirs (v20)?

 

Read ahead in next week’s text:  Matthew 5:21-30

 

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