Matthew 5:17-20 – Jesus Fulfills the Law
The Sermon on the Mount continues.
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus explaining God’s Kingdom, as correctly understood, to God’s people. The problem comes from the clash between the Laws of that Kingdom and the sinfulness of man. There is nothing wrong with the Law itself. It is wonderful and Holy. It is the people trying to keep it that fail terribly. The people of Jesus’ time miss this completely. They think they are doing great and follow the Law. They take the Old Testament and turned it into a list of rules on how to be holy. This was never the intent of the Law says Jesus. It was to prepare the world for the Messiah.
It is a shadow of things to come – Jesus.
Pastor Tom Neary
Calvary Catonsville Church
5695 Main St
Elkridge, Maryland 21075
Calvary Catonsville is a Calvary Chapel in Maryland. This means we are church that simply teaches the Bible simply. We believe that it is the Word of God and the Holy Spirit that equips believers for every good work and to live abundant lives in Christ. We therefore teach the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter, precept upon precept. We serve Catonsville, Baltimore, Arbutus, Columbia, Elkridge and the surrounding communities.
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