(VERSE 19)

KJV Matthew 5:19
19.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

I. We cannot break ANY of the commandments 

If we break any we are guilty of all
KJV James 2:10
 10.  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

There are the two greatest
KJV Matthew 22:36-40
36.  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
 37.  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
 38.  This is the first and great commandment.
 39.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Mark’s account of the two greatest
KJV Mark 12:28-31
 28.  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
 29.  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
 30.  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
 31.  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

If we reject ANY of his words we will be judged
KJV John 12:48-50
 48.  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
 49.  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
 50.  And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

He gave a NEW commandment
KJV John 13:34-35
 34.  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
 35.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

He said if you love me then KEEP 
KJV John 14:15
15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Not everyone that saith Lord, Lord
KJV Matthew 7:21
20. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

We should do without leaving ANY undone
KJV Matthew 23:23
 23.  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

The command to keep the Sabbath day Holy is no longer in effect (Acts 20:27) – Yet no mention of the others being done away!
Exodus 20:1-17 for the “Ten Commandments”

The Old law is gone
KJV Matthew 26:28
28. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

See Also: Romans 15:4, Ephesians 2:13-15, Romans 7:1-6, and Colossians 2:14.

II. “and shall teach men so” false teachers - 

Mark them so that they cannot deceive the simple
KJV Romans 16:17-18
17.  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

The time in which they will turn and be teachers
KJV 2 Timothy 4:1-5
 1.  I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
 2.  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
 3.  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
 4.  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Some will depart from the faith and speak lies
KJV 1 Timothy 4:1-2
 1.  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

They will do so in sheep’s clothing
KJV Matthew 7:15-16
15.  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
 16.  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

There will be false teachers among us
KJV 2 Peter 2:1
1. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

III. Do and teach the commandments 

There are those that falsely teach and worship
KJV Matthew 15:9
 9.  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Christ, as Luke stated, did and taught
KJV Acts 1:1
1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

We should follow the example of Christ 
KJV 1 Peter 2:21
21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

He said follow his example
KJV John 13:15
15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

As Timothy was urged, we too should always be an example to others in all we do!
KJV 1 Timothy 4:12 
12. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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