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Summer on the Mount with Jesus                  6/4/2023

“Christ Came to Fulfill the Law” (Matthew 5:17-20 NLT) 


1.    What is the Sermon on the Mount? The first of five messages from Christ in the Gospel of Matthew.

·     Mt 5-7 The Sermon on the Mount (a hill on the shore of Galilee)

·     Mt 10 Sermon on discipleship

·     Mt 13 Sermon on parables

·     Mt 18 Sermon on community

·     Mt 24-25 Sermon on future events


*The Sermon on the Mount emphasizes Jesus’ ________ teachings.


Christ Came to Fulfill the Law (Matthew 5:17-20 NLT)



2.    What is the law?

a.    __________ commandments the Scribes (writers & teachers) and the Pharisees (strict followers) found in the Torah (five books of Moses).

b.    The first Ten Commandments were those given to ____________ by God. (Ex 20:2-17; Deut 5:6-21)

c.    By the time Jesus came, religious leaders had turned the laws into a confusing mass of rules, often misquoted and misapplied.


3.    Types of Laws:

a.    ____________ or judicial laws: guide our conduct and apply to daily living; are adapted to a civil society.

b.    __________ laws: related specifically to Israel’s worship and their purpose was to point toward Christ. After His death & resurrection, they are no longer needed & were the shadow of His coming and were fulfilled by Him.

c.    ____________ laws: such as the Ten Commandments which reveal the nature and will of God.



Learn and live it:

·     Jesus summarized the commandments. (Mt 22:37-40)


·     Paul tells us that _____ fulfills God’s requirements. (Ro 13:9-10)


·     Ceremonial requirements of the Mosaic Law were fulfilled in Christ and no longer need to be observed by Christians.

(Col 2:16-17) _________________________________________


·     Christ fulfills or completes the law and God gives us a ________ covenant. (Heb 8:8-13; Ro 10:1-4) ________________________



·     The law was to teach us about ___________ (a schoolmaster). (Gal 3:13, 24-26) ______________________________________


·     The law shows us how sinful we are and how we are made right with God by placing our faith in Christ. (Ro 3:19-22)


·     By faith in Christ, we fulfill the requirement of the law. (Ro 3:31)


·     The only way for us to love under the requirement of the law is by the ____________ of God through faith in Jesus Christ and His righteousness. (Ro 6:14)


·     Some were “experts” at telling others what to do, but they missed the central point of God’s laws themselves. (Mt 23:2-4)


·     The righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees was essentially external adherence to rules without allowing God to change their ____________. (Mt 23:23-26)


·     A large portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the righteousness of the ____________ of Heaven in contrast to the Scribes and Pharisees interpretation of it.


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