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Matthew 5:17: Law and Prophets (Part 1)

Sermon on the Mount
Sermon on the MountSteve Gregg

In this study of Matthew 5:17, Steve Gregg explores the difficult passage in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus says that righteousness must exceed that of the religious leaders of his society. Gregg reflects on the Jewish emphasis on keeping the law in order to be made righteous and suggests that Jesus was trying to demonstrate the impossibility of keeping the law perfectly. He also unpacks the meaning of Jesus' statement that he did not come to destroy the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them. Gregg suggests that fulfilling the law means bringing spiritual realities foreshadowed by the ceremonial law into existence through Christ.

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