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Scripture for this message:
Acts 17:1-15

In the New Testament “the Scriptures” refers to the Old Testament
Misguided views of the Old Testament:

Outdated or irrelevant
Inconsistent with the New Testament
40% of the New Testament quotes or alludes to the Old Testament

Just history
Rules to be followed
The Old Testament reveals who God is; it goes far beyond behavior modification

Moral lessons
Moral stories may encourage us to be the hero, but we should see Jesus as the hero.

Jesus’ view of the Old Testament:

Matthew 5:17
Luke 4:16-21
Luke 22:37
Luke 24:25-27, 44-49
We need understanding from God to make sense of the Old Testament (Luke 24:45)

John 5:39-40
Proclaiming Jesus as Savior from the Scriptures is the means God used and continues to use to save His people. (Acts 17:3, 1 Peter 1:22-25)
Many believed because they examined the Scriptures (Acts 17:10-12)

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