“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets;” Matthew 5:17
Jesus says this because it’s exactly what we think. I can’t tell you how many times people try to dismiss the Old Testament as if God were different in the Old Testament than the new. Even more often people want to dismiss the Old Testament laws as if Jesus came to toss them out as outdated and irrelevant. Don’t think that! The God of the Old Testament and the New Testament are the same. The God who handed out the 10 commandments is the same God who sent Jesus to give us the new commandment to love one another. Jesus upholds the Old Testament laws and interprets them so we can obey not just the letter of those laws but the spirit too. This Sunday we start a new series “But I say to you…” to look at all the ways Jesus helps us understand and obey the laws of God.
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