This week’s message has Jesus telling us about the Law of Moses and his relation to it. It also contains the Law of Moses and our relation to it. These are some of the most shocking statements Jesus makes in the Gospel of Matthew.
Matthew 5 : 17 – 5 : 20
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.
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
New International Version, 1984 Edition