Matthew 12: 1-21 Law of the Sabbath - no work at all?? ( Exodus 35, Exodus 31:12-17, Numbers 15: 32-36). Quite explicit and harsh Kind of an impossible law to keep. How else were they to eat? The law was a school master to show us our need for a Saviour...Galatians 3:24 ...the free gift … Continue reading Matthew 12:1-21: Proclaiming Justice = Spreading the Gospel?! The Model Servant Blueprint? Mercy Trumps Sacrifice. Law fulfilled by Grace.
Matthew 11 Jesus Christ the Messiah - a fulfillment of the law and the prophecy of the prophets - Greater than the law and greater than the prophets. - Came with Grace and Truth. His Truth ( even the hard / harsh truth... Such as the wages of sin is death... ) is revealed to us with Grace, … Continue reading Matthew 11: A new covenant encounter with Jesus? Whose fruit do I bear? Fruit of the Kingdom?? Carrying Unnecessary Burdens?
Matthew 9:14 - 17 Fasting The disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees fast while this disciples of Jesus don't. Jesus is life! Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life ( John 14:6) Jesus came for us to have life, and life more abundantly ( John 10:10) Anything that is not Jesus … Continue reading Matthew 9:14 – 17 > New Covenant Fasting? Can I contain the New Wine?