February 7, 2021

So Tell Me Again…Why Are We Following Jesus?? part 2 of 2

Passage: Matthew 22: 37-40, Matthew 7:12
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Last week we considered Jesus’ instructions to his disciples to “Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given to you.” (Matt. 28:20) While it’s natural to think that he’s speaking of the commandments in the Old Testament, we know, however, that Jesus actually steers his followers away from that. To discover what he’s steering us to we need look no further than the gospels. The specific commands Jesus gives to his disciples are commands to love God with all of our being, and love our neighbour. That’s it!  So what do we do with the 613 commands that are found in the Old Testament? Well…according to Jesus, attending to his 2 commands looks after the 613!