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From the Pastor
June 11, 2020, 8:39 AM

Why did Jesus come?

Matthew 5:17-19

17 Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus' teaching was a shock to the Jews.  It would be like jumping into an ice-cold lake.  Tradition had blinded them.  It had replaced the glory of God's law with the profanity of men's interpretation.  Jesus reveals that His teaching and His coming, while a shock, was in fulfillment of God's Law.  The One who can fulfill all aspects of the Law.  He alone can attain a righteousness that is needed for sinners.  He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.  Why did Jesus come?  He came to do what you could and would not do.