Parables of Jesus Series
Recorded LIVE on Wednesday, 5/2/2018
Opening Video Credit
Start Over - FLAME featuring NF
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CHALLENGE: Read Matthew chapters 5-8 that leads to our study Scripture
Meaning of Parables: A moral or spiritual lesson by telling a simple story. This is how Jesus often spoke to his disciples and the crowds to illustrate His point. Parables are found throughout the Bible, but the parables of Jesus are found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Important Scripture: (Matthew 5:16-17)
"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."
Why did Jesus take the time to make this statement?
Study Scripture: (Matthew: 9:16-17)
16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. 17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined.
Jesus was intentional in sharing that He was not there to replace the Old Testament commandments, but He made it obvious that this was the start of His church. He came to fulfill the prophesies of the Prophets, and to show us the way to having a relationship with God, our Father.
Jesus wanted to point out that all these extra things and religious acts that the pharisees were doing would not get them there. They had to release their old habits and ways to follow Christ...and ultimately, stand in the presence of God our Father. For Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION. Deeds or acts won't ever get us there, because we will always fall short.
It's NOT about RELIGION but RELATIONSHIP.
1. Consider this....In what ways does following Christ requires us to replace old habits with new ones?
2. What's stopping you from making these changes?
Repent, and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart to give you His NEW, fresh and TRANSFORMED life. God Bless...