The Law Fulfilled in Us

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TEXTS: “Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets; I came not to destroy but to fulfil” ( KJV). “God sending His own Son … that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us” ( KJV).
INTRODUCTION: Jesus and His servant Paul say that the law—the Ten Commandments, chiefly—have their fulfillment in the redeemed, born-again man. This is expressed clearly in .
Consider the New Testament counterpart for each of the Ten Commandments.

I. First Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” ( KJV).

B. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” ().

II. Second Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” ( KJV).

B. “God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth” ( ASV).

III. Third Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” ( KJV).

B. “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name” ( KJV).

IV. Fourth Commandment.

A. “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” ( KJV).

B. “And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath” (, KJV). We follow Him.

V. Fifth Commandment.

A. “Honor thy father and thy mother” ( KJV).

B. “Children, obey your parents” ().

VI. Sixth Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not kill” ( KJV).

B. “… ‘You shall not kill …’ ” ().

VII. Seventh Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not commit adultery” ( KJV).

B. “ ‘You shall not commit adultery …’ ” ().

VIII. Eighth Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not steal” ( KJV).

B. “Let him that stole steal no more” ( KJV).

IX. Ninth Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor ( KJV).

B. “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor” ( KJV).

X. Tenth Commandment.

A. “Thou shalt not covet” ( KJV).

B. “But fornications, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints” ( KJV).

CONCLUSION: Read again, seeing that the Holy Spirit gives victory.
E. F. Hallock, Bible-Centered Sermon Starters, Dollar Sermon Library Series (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1974), 51–52.
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