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Matthew 5:17-20

– The Word of the Kingdom –

Southgate Alliance Church, May 31, 2020


Introduction: 


1 Peter 3:15 says, Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…

 

Bookend for the Sermon on the Mount: “The Law and the Prophets.” See 5:17 and 7:12

 

The Greatness of God’s Word – 5:17-19


… no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:20-21

 


The Fullness of God’s Word – 5:17

 

For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, Matthew 11:13

 

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Colossians 2:13-17

 

The Purpose of God’s Word – 5:20


For the Worship of the Nations, see Isaiah 19:23-25 and 49:6

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith. Romans 1:16-17

 

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11

 

Text Application Questions for Matthew 5:17-20

- The Word of the Kingdom - 

Southgate Alliance Church, May 31, 2020


Read Matthew 5:17-20


What was Jesus talking about when he said “the Law or the Prophets”?

 

Why did he say that he did not come to abolish them?

 

What did Jesus mean when he said that he came to “fulfill” the Law and the Prophets? Compare Luke 24:27, 44-45. 

 

Jesus made it clear that the Scriptures are not going away. Where does that leave Christians with all the laws, regulations and commandments in the Old Testament? 

 

Who will be great and who will be least in the Kingdom of Heaven? Why? 

 

Were the scribes and Pharisees righteous? Why or why not? 

 

Read Philippians 3:2-11. What does Paul say about his former “blameless” life as a Pharisee? 

 

How can we get enough righteousness to be “people of the Kingdom”?