Many Christians today fail to appreciate the benefit the Old Testament can bring to their daily walk. The Old Testament is often looked upon as a collection of interesting stories, and Israel is viewed as a forgotten people. Yet many of the New Testament writers base their teaching on an understanding of the Old Law and its people. To fail to study and appreciate the Old Covenant and people of God is to rob one’s self of important insights into the New Covenant and the New Kingdom. One such insight is provided by God in the parallel He establishes between physical Israel and spiritual Israel (the church).
Are we required to keep the Ten Commandments? Which Law do we now live under? What are some false doctrines that are taught as a result of a failure to understand the differences between the covenants? Is the Old Testament irrelevant today? What purpose did the Old Law serve?
The questions listed above are just a few of the ones I attempt to deal with in this brief study. Please download and print the handout provided and fill it out as you listen to the audio study. I hope you will find this to be a beneficial study.
Matthew 5:17-18: Fulfillment vs. Destruction
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.