This sermon was preached by Tunde Oyinloye at the Ladybarn site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 30th October 2016.
This message was part of the ‘How to Be Successful’ series on the Sermon on the Mount, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Ladybarn in late 2016 and early 2017. The full series included the following sermons:
- Being Successful (by Andy Brownlee) – Matthew 5:1-6
- The Beatitudes (by Sam Davies) – Matthew 5:7-12
- Making a Difference (by Andy Brownlee) – Matthew 5:13-16
- The Law (by Tunde Oyinloye) – Matthew 5:17-26
- Loving Your Enemy (by James Adams) – Matthew 5:31-48
- Sex (by Andy Brownlee) – Matthew 5:27-30
- Give to the Poor (by Tom O’Toole) – Matthew 6:1-4
- Ask, Seek, Knock (by Sam Davies) – Matthew 7:7-12
This sermon was based on Matthew 5:17-26.
Christ Came to Fulfill the Law
17″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. 18For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19Therefore whoever relaxes 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 does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
21″You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
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