Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : Ever wonder why we have so many laws?

Sermons presented at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City TN by Dr. Sonny Strange

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Ever wonder why we have so many laws? Sermon Synopsis: Ever wonder why we have so many laws? I do. Some people say it is to bring order to our civilization. I think it is because people keep finding loop holes in the laws we have. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and they were eventually turned into 613. That didn’t stop the leaders from finding a way to falsely accuse Jesus and condemn him to death. Jesus made “doing the right thing” simple. He summarized it all in two short commands. Matthew 22:37-40, NIV " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Who is the Lord your God? Jesus identified the Lord your God as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He taught his disciples to call God “Abba,” Daddy. Do you want to know who Jesus identified as your neighbor? Jesus said it was any one you can help. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12, NIV) Who are the “others” living around you? God the Father has called the church to be a “holy people” in Christ Jesus empowered by the Holy Spirit within them to love others in Jesus’ name. Scripture References (NIV): Lev. 19:1-2, 15-18; Matt. 22:34-46; 1 John 3:16-24 Grace and peace to you in Christ Jesus, Dr. Sonny Strange, Pastor
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