“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:17

The Bible is our foundation for belief and the rule of our faith.  The Scriptures are miraculous, inspired, and authoritative in our lives as kingdom citizens. (2 Thessalonians 3:16-17) 

Jesus teaches us about the importance of the Word of God in this lesson. We will only examine four verses in this study. But, they are chocked full of eternal truth that we need to learn. Be excited about the truth of God’s Word this week!

Jesus is the fulfillment of the law. Jesus is the fulfillment of the entirety of the Old Testament.  It all points to Christ.

Jesus fulfilled the ceremonial law by actualizing all of its types, symbols, sacrifices, and religious activities. Christ is our Passover Lamb. Christ is the Scapegoat who removes our sin. Jesus is the Lamb of God. He is the bread of life, the light of world, and the water that fulfills our spiritual thirst.

Jesus encapsulated the civil law for us as well. Jesus suffered the punishment for our sins and our crimes against God. Jesus absorbed God’s holy justice for us so that we could receive salvation.

Jesus fulfilled the moral law by abiding by it perfectly when He was here on earth.  He knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) and achieve the perfect morality that allowed Him to the perfect sacrifice that would propitiate our sin. (1 John 2:2)

The Old Testament has value for Christians in our time. It speaks of Jesus. He is the perpetual fulfillment of the Old Testament.

Tony French


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