The Jesus Way: Jesus, The Old Testament, and Us (Matthew 5:17-20)

How does Jesus teaching fit with the OT? 

Very common question (maybe one you’ve asked). 

Also quite common to think Jesus’ was departing from the OT/Judaism to start something entirely new and different that had little connection to the OT. 

Our passage today speaks directly into this question (as well as how we read Scripture today). 

Makes it clear that Jesus and His teaching was closely connected to the OT … far from departing from it was completing and carrying it forward … the story continued … simply a different chapter in the story.

Silvina Erwin