Fulfilling the Law

(Matthew 5:13-20; 7/7/19; Dr. Baines, Jr.)

Introduction: A key idea in today’s Sunday School material is that God is calling His people to understand and obey His will. Prayerfully, we will be challenged to work on understanding and obeying God’s will.

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Body:

Read Matthew 5:13-16
I. Who Disciples Are

Applications –
- Salt of the Earth. Notice in vs. 13 that disciples are the salt of the Earth. .....Let’s work on being productive salt of the Earth.

- Light of the world. Notice in vss. 14-16 that disciples are the light of the world. ….. Let’s work on being bright lights of the world.

Read Matthew 5:17-20
II. Who Jesus Is

Applications –
- Jesus and the Law. Notice in vss. 17-18 that Jesus did not come to destroy but to fulfill the Law. ….. Let’s live like we appreciate what Jesus did for us. 

- Two chief commandments. Notice that passages like Mark 12:29-31 teaches that the greatest commands of God are to love Him and others as we love ourselves. .....Let’s strive to love God and others as we love ourselves. 

- Understanding and obeying. Notice in vss. 19-20 the emphasis on understanding and obeying God’s word. .....Let’s work on understanding and obeying God’s word.

Conclusion: Let’s work on understanding and obeying God’s will. God has much for those who obey His will.

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