Matthew 5:17-20

Sermon Outline:

  • Jesus came to fulfill the Old Testament
  • Jesus came to fulfill the Mosaic Law
  • Followers of Jesus will delight in, teach and be directed by the Old Testament

Family Discussion Questions:

Younger and Older:

  1. Did Jesus see his own teaching as a new direction from the Old Testament?
  2. Did Jesus want his followers to ignore the Old Testament?
  3. What did Jesus say the Old Testament was about?
  4. What are some ways the Old Testament is still so important for us as Christians?

Deeper Discussion:

  1. In what important ways is the Old Testament fulfilled by Christ?
  2. Is the grace of Jesus opposed to the law of Moses?
  3. How is the law of Moses fulfilled by the ministry of Jesus? 
  4. How do followers of Jesus honour the law and participate in Jesus’ fulfillment of it?
  5. Why can we be sure that the righteousness of a Christian will exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees?
  6. How have you interacted with the Old Testament in the past? Are you reading it the way that Jesus does?