SUNDAY STUDY: Was Jesus a Jewish Rebel?


We needed a sacrifice without blemish for our sin, and only Jesus could provide that.

Scripture and Jesus Himself testify that He was without blemish, “I have kept My Father’s commandments…,” (John 15:10).

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets …” (Matthew 5:17). The law pointed forward to Jesus and His teaching … so He, in fulfilling it, establishes … the way it is to be obeyed.

It was the “oral Torah,” the oral law, an exaggerated and distorted interpretation of the law that Jesus sought to correct in the Sermon on the Mount. He challenged the understanding of the hypocritical, self-righteous scribes and Pharisees and their adherence to the “tradition of the elders” (Matthew 15:2) as taught and practiced by them (Matthew 15:9) “And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”  They were not really interested in obeying God’s law as shown by their misapplication of it.

Jesus came to fulfill the law, restoring it to its complete original meaning and intent.

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