Carmelo Caparros
Jul 25, 2021

INTRODUCTION

We will be wrapping up our study today by talking about the LAW and its relationship to Christ. We will be looking as well into the RESPONSE of Israel and what happens to them now. So, here’s a brief outline of our study today:

I.THE LAW
II.THE PEOPLE of GOD

BODY SERMON

I.THE LAW

Israel prided itself as the people to whom God had given His law – it was the FOCUS of their LIFE & RELIGION. Jesus claimed that He was the fulfillment of the law.

II.THE PEOPLE of GOD

THE FAILURE of ISRAEL John the Baptist called Israel to repentance in the light of COMING JUDGMENT.

Matthew then presents the KINGDOM PROGRAM in 3 aspects

A. Chapters 5,6,7 – Lord’s Teachings (Sermon on the Mount)

WHAT JESUS SAID. Here Jesus presents SOLEMN ALTERNATIVES:

1. 2 WAYS – Broad & Narrow
2. 2 GATES – Wide & Strait
3. 2 DESTINATIONS – Life & Destruction
4. 2 CLASSES of TRAVELLERS – Many & Few
5. 2 KINDS of TREES – Good & Corrupt
6. 2 KINDS of FRUITS – Good & Bad
7. 2 BUILDERS – Wise & Foolish
8. 2 Foundations – Rock & Sand
9. 2 HOUSES
10.2 STORMS
11.2 RESULTS

B. Chapters 8,9,10 – Lord’s Miracles – WHAT JESUS DID

C. Chapters 11 – 18 – REACTIONS to our Lord and Ministry

WHAT were the RESULTS. Let us talk about 10 REACTIONS:

1. John the Baptist – undecided (11:3)
2. “This generation” – unresponsive (11:17)
3. Galilean cities – unrepentant (11:20)
4. The Pharisees – unreasonable (12:10, 14, 24)
5. The Multitudes – undiscerning (13:13 – 15)
6. The Nazarethites – unbelieving (13:58)
7. Herod the King – unintelligent (14:2)
8. Jerusalem scribes – unconciliatory (15:2, 12)
9. The Pharisees and Scribes – unrelenting (16:1)
10.The Apostles – glad recognition (16: 16)

CONCLUSION

Having laid down the foundations of our study, we are now ready to soar to greater heights of understanding the PERSON, WORK and WORDS of Jesus Christ.