Sermon: Fulfilling the Law

Matthew 5:17-20 (ESV)
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.
18 For 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.
19 Therefore 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.
20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

In these verses, Jesus continues His Sermon on the Mount by explaining how He fulfills the Law. Jesus also takes this opportunity to rightly interpret the Law. Jesus’ fulfillment of the Law brings us Victory and Salvation. We have no righteousness of our own. We NEED Jesus to Save us!