Jesus And His Bible

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Matthew 5:17-18
(RA-2504, Program: 3918, Air date: 09.30.18)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Jesus thought very highly of His Bible, the Old Testament.
    2. Jesus authenticates the Bible, and the Bible authenticates Jesus.
  2. JESUS FULFILLS THE OLD TESTAMENT AND ITS PREDICTIONS (Matthew 5:17)
    1. The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus.
      1. Luke 24:27
      2. Acts 10:43
      3. John 5:39
    2. There are 333 precise prophecies in the Old Testament that concern Jesus.
    3. In order to find Jesus in the Old Testament, we need to zoom out and then dial in.
      1. Jesus was to come from the human race.
        1. Genesis 3:15
      2. Jesus was to come from a section of that race.
        1. Genesis 9:26
      3. Jesus was to come from a nation from that section.
        1. Genesis 12:2-3
      4. Jesus was to come from a tribe of that nation.
        1. Genesis 49:10
      5. Jesus was to come from a family from that tribe.
        1. 1 Samuel 16:3
      6. Jesus was to come from a woman from that family.
        1. Isaiah 7:14
      7. Jesus was to be the Son of that woman.
        1. John 5:39
  3. JESUS FULFILLS THE OLD TESTAMENT IN ITS PERFECTION (Matthew 5:17-18)
    1. A jot and tittle are the smallest marks in the Greek and Hebrew languages.
    2. The inspiration of the Bible.
      1. The Bible is verbally inspired.
        1. That means not just the thoughts, but also the words are inspired.
          1. Matthew 4:4
      2. The Bible is plenarily inspired.
        1. That means that the entire Bible is inspired.
          1. Matthew 5:18
  4. JESUS FULFILLS THE OLD TESTAMENT IN ITS PURPOSE (Galatians 3:24)
    1. The Ten Commandments cannot save us; they show us that we need a Savior.
      1. Romans 10:4
    2. Jesus fulfilled the Law.
      1. John 19:30
    3. The Law condemns us, and the Gospel saves us.
      1. 1 John 4:10
      2. Deuteronomy 27:26
      3. Psalm 32:1
      4. Romans 6:23
  5. CONCLUSION
    1. Even if we only broke one commandment, we would be condemned.
      1. James 2:10
    2. The Ten Commandments are not obsolete, they are absolute.
      1. Romans 8:4
    3. Do you know Jesus personally? If not, you can pray to Him today by asking Him to come into your life.
    4. Call upon Jesus today. Repent (turn) from your sins, and turn to Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge Him as Lord of your life.
      1. Romans 3:23
      2. Romans 10:9-10
      3. Romans 10:13
      4. Acts 16:31

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