Jesus And The Bible (4 of 23) by Ken Trivette

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Jesus And The Bible (4 of 23)
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
Ken Trivette
Matthew 5:17-19

Outline
1. THE THEME OF THE BIBLE
A) Jesus Enforced the Law
B) Jesus Embodied the Law
2. THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE
A) An Eternal Word
B) An Efficacious Word
3. THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE
A) A Dedication to the Word of God
B) A Declaration of the Word of God

I like fiery preaching. I like for someone who, as we would say in North Carolina, leans a'gin the collar and lets it rip. I grew up around the kind of preaching where if a preacher's shirt was dry and he could talk when he finished he had not been preaching.

I like the kind of preacher that was preaching using an old fashion lapel mikes that had a cord to it. He was moving from one end of the platform to other, swinging his arms like he was fighting bees. A little boy sitting next to his mother was all eyes. He looked up at his mother and said, "Mommy, if he ever gets loose we are in trouble."

I think of the kind of preacher Jesus was. He was the kind of preacher who said what he meant and meant what He said. He pulled no punches and cut no corners. A good example is His Sermon on the Mount. In the Sermon on the Mount we see that the Word of God was the basis for all He did and all He said. His attitude about the Word of God and the authority of God's Word formed the basis of the Sermon on the Mount.

In verses 17-19 Jesus speaks to us about the Word of God. He speaks of certain great truth about our Bible. I want us to look at what Jesus said and consider these important truths about our Bibles. Let's begin by first thinking about:

1. THE THEME OF THE BIBLE

Jesus said in verse 17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." When Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount it was at the beginning of His earthly ministry. He makes it clear why He had come. He had not come to destroy the law, but rather to fulfill it. In these words He remin ...


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