Testament (AM Series)

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Nov 12th Why & how to read the Old Testament. For many people the Old Testament is literally a closed book. Yet for Jesus himself, and the early Church, it was their scripture. Jesus quotes the Old Testament often, as do Paul and the other New testament writers. Yet for may of us today there seems to be a disconnect between ‘the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ’ and the requirements of God as he appears in the Old Testament. How should we read this book? Download discussion notes Luke 24:25-27, 44-45. 


Nov 26th Testament. Ten Commandments: Discussion notes: Love Your neighbour. Jesus knew and loved the Old Testament. Its books were his scriptures. When asked about the greatest commandments he quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 (Love God, and Love your neighbour) and said the whole of the Law and Prophets (i.e. the Bible as he knew it) hung on these two sayings. The ten commandments are in many ways an articulation of these two principles.Love your neighbour as yourself is stated once in the Old Testament and quoted directly nine times in the new. Download Discussion notes Exodus 20. Leviticus 19.


Nov 19th Testament. Ten Commandments: Love God. Jesus knew and loved the Old Testament. Its books were his scriptures. When asked about the greatest commandments he quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 (Love God, and Love your neighbour) and said the whole of the Law and Prophets (i.e. the Bible as he knew it) hung on these two sayings. The ten commandments are in many ways an articulation of these two principles. Download discussion notes. Matthew 22:36-40, Exodus 20:1-11.

 


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