Matthew 5:17-20
Fulfilling the Law
Readers Theater

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Part of a study on the Sermon on the Mount

READER 1 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
READER 2 The Old Testament
READER 3 The Torah
READER 4 Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
READER 2 The Prophets
READER 3 Isaiah, Jeremiah
READER 4 Elijah
READER 1 Ezekiel
READER 2 Hosea
READER 3 Amos
READER 4 Malachi
READER 1 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
READER 2 I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
READER 1 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter,
READER 2 A jot
READER 3 The tiny Hebrew letter "Yod" [rhythmes with "road"]
READER 1 not the least stroke of a pen,
READER 2 A tittle
READER 3

A tittle?

READER 4 The minute hook that distinguishes one Hebrew letter from another
READER 1 Not a jot nor a tittle
READER 2 will by any means disappear from the Law
READER 3 until everything is accomplished.
READER 4 until everything is fulfilled.
READER 2 Fulfilled
READER 3 Brought to completion
READER 4 Happened as it was prophesied
READER 2 Accomplished
READER 3 Fulfilled
READER 1 until everything is accomplished.
READER 2 until everything is fulfilled.
READER 1 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments
READER 2 Disobeys
READER 3 Ignores
READER 4 Sins
READER 2 and blithely goes on his merry way
READER 1 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments
READER 2 The tiniest
READER 3 The least command
READER 1 and teaches others to do the same
READER 2 will be called least in the kingdom of heaven,
READER 1 but whoever practices and teaches these commands
READER 2 Obeys them
READER 3 Follows Them
READER 4 Instructs others to obey them
READER 2 Teaches others to follow them
READER 3 Will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
READER 1 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law,
READER 2 Unless you have a heart towards God
READER 3 Rather than a brittle concern for what people think about your righteousness
READER 1 you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
READER 2 The Kingdom
READER 3 That realm where God rules
READER 4 Where he rules you,
READER 2 Rules your heart
READER 3 Your heart and soul and mind and strength.
READER 4 The Rule of God
READER 1 The Kingdom of God
ALL Jesus' Kingdom.

All lessons now compiled as a 220-page book available as an e-book or printed book.


Part of a study on the Sermon on the Mount found at http://www.jesuswalk.com/manifesto/

Copyright © 2020, Ralph F. Wilson. <pastor@joyfulheart.com> All rights reserved. A single copy of this article is free. Do not put this on a website. See legal, copyright, and reprint information.

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