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  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE PRESENTED BY JOY JOSEPH MUNDUKOTTACKAL KONKANI CHRISTIAN (BRETHREN) ASSEMBLY
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • The brief study covers
    • What the Law is?
    • To whom the law was given?
    • How it was to be under the law?
    • What the Law worked out?
    • Then why the law was given?
    • How the grace came?
    • How man is justified?
    • How it is to be under the grace?
    • The grace of God that enables
    • Difference between the law and grace.
    • Manifold purpose of the grace.
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • What the law was?
    • Law was commandments written on the stones
    • 1. Thou shalt have no other gods beside me
    • 2. Thou shalt not make any graven image
    • 3. Thou shalt not take the name of thy God in vain
    • 4. Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy
    • 5. Honour thy father and mother
    • 6. Do not murder
    • 7. Do not commit adultery
    • 8. Do not steal
    • 9. Do not bear false witness
    • 10. Do not covet
    • (Refs: Ex.20: 1-17; Deut.5: 7-21)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Which is the first commandment of all?
    • Deut. 4: 13 He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments ;
    • and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
    • Jesus answered - (Summed up in to two)
    • Mark 12:29-31 The first of all the commandments is, Hear,O Israel;
    • The Lord our God is one Lord:
    • 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. ( James.2:1 Pro19: 17; 9; 1.Jn.4: 20-21 )
    • And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
    • (Read-Rom.13:9-10; James 2:8; 4: 12)
    • (Pharisees interpreted law; made life difficult – Example (Mat.12: 1-12)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • How Israel received the law
    • Exodus 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai , two tables of testimony, tables
    • of stone, written with the finger of God .
    • Exodus 32:15-16 The tables were written on both their sides ; on the one side and on the other were they written. And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God , graven upon the tables.
    • Exodus 32:19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot , and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
    • (The tables of stone and the writings from Lord only- Deu 33:2 )
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • After Moses broken them beneath the mount
    • Exodus 34:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first : and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.
    • Exodus 34:4-5 He hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai , as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone . And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there.
    • Exodus 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant , the ten commandments.
    • (But the Lord wrote on the tables of stones prepared by Moses)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • For the law was given by Moses,
    • but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
    • (John 1: 17)
    • Therefore by the deeds of the law
    • there shall no flesh be justified in his sight:
    • for by the law is the knowledge of sin .
    • (Romans 3: 20)
    • For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through
    • the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh,
    • and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
    • (Romans 8: 3)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • To whom the Law was given?
    • Romans 3:2 Chiefly, because that unto them were committed
    • the oracles of God. (To the Jews only- Deut.33: 4 )
    • What advantage then hath the Jews? (Rom.3: 1)
    • Romans 2:17-18 A Jew restest in the law, and makest boast of God,
    • and knowest his will,
    • and approvest the things that are more excellent,
    • being instructed out of the law;
    • Romans 9:4-5 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came.
    • (“The law”- is also used to refer the Pentateuch- books of Moses)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Purpose of giving
    • Deut 6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee , and that ye may increase mightily, the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land (Deu.5: 16; 29; 6: 24)
    • Nehemiah 9:13-14 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments , and true laws , good statutes and commandments : And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath , and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws.
    • Exodus 19:5-6 If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people : for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests , and an holy nation . (Lev.19: 2)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Was not the law good?
    • Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy , and the commandment holy,
    • and just, and good.
    • Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual :
    • 1 Tim 1:8 But we know that the law is good , if a man use it lawfully;
    • John 7:49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
    • Romans 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good .
    • Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified .
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • The Law was good.
    • 1 Tim 1:8-9 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man.
    • Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
    • Ezekiel 20:21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my Sabbaths.
    • Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them .
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • The Law is spiritual.
    • But we are carnal (sold under sin) Rom.7: 14
    • Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
    • Two laws that war against as we live in the flesh
    • The law of God- Gives the desire to do good (Rom.7:22; 25)
    • The law of sin- but brings to the captivity of sin (Rom.7:23; 25)
    • Romans 7:18 I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
    • for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
    • The reason - Weak through the flesh to do it (Rom. 8: 3)
    • Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
    • for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • But Law had never justified anyone?
    • Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin .
    • Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works
    • of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, … for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified .
    • Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect , but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
    • Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse : for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • By the Law is the knowledge of sin
    • Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay,
    • I had not known sin , but by the law:
    • I had not known lust , except law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
    • Romans 5:13 Sin is not imputed when there is no law.
    • Romans 7: 8 For without the law sin was dead.
    • 1 Cor. 15: 56 The strength of sin is the law. (Rom.7: 5)
    • Romans 4:15 For where no law is, there is no transgression.
    • Romans 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful .
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • The basis of God’s judgment
    • Rom. 2:12 As many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.
    • Rom 2:12 As many as have sinned without law shall perish without law:
    • Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law , do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves :
    • Romans 3:23 A ll have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
    • (both Jews and gentiles are proved to be guilty before God)
    • Romans 2:16 God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel .
    • (Nature: ( True -Rom.2: 2; Un-escapable - 2: 3; Righteous - 2: 5)
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    • Workers of the law are under the curse
    • Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse : for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
    • James 2:10 Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point , he is guilty of all.
    • Deut. 27:15- 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of
    • this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
    • Jews were under the curse (Rom.10: 3)
    • Romans 9: 3 For I could wish that myself were “ accursed” from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
    • Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever
    • of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace .
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • 1.The law and the circumcision
    • Galatians 5:3 I testify again to every man that is circumcised , that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
    • To whom and when circumcision commanded?
    • Genesis 17:24 Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
    • Genesis 17:11 Ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
    • Genesis 17:14 The uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
    • ( True circumcision- Deu. 10: 16; 30:6; Jer.4: 4; 9: 26; 6: 10; Col.2: 11 )
    • Gal.3:17 The law , which was four hundred and thirty years after , cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
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    • 2. The law and the Priesthood
    • Hebrews 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances
    • of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
    • Exodus 28:1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother , and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel , that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
    • Leviticus 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him , to sanctify him.
    • Leviticus 8:13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.
    • Numbers 16:40 That no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD ; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses. (18:7)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • 3. The Law and the Levitical offerings
    • Lev 17:8-9 Whatsoever man ..that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation , to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off.
    • Hebrews 10:4 It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins .
    • Heb 10:1 The law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never make the comers thereunto perfect.
    • Hebrews 10:11 Every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • 4.The Law and observing the days
    • Leviticus 23:37-38 These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer: Beside the Sabbaths of the LORD.
    • 1. The Passover (Pesach) Lev. 23: 5
    • 2. The feasts of Unleavened bread (HaMatzot) Lev.23: 6-8
    • 3. The First fruits (Bikkurim) Lev.23: 10-14
    • 4. The Pentecost (Feast of weeks) Lev.23:15-22
    • 5. The feasts of the trumpet (Zicharon Teruach) or ( Rosh Hashanah)
    • Lev.23: 24-25
    • 6. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Lev.23:27-32 (v.29)
    • 7. The feast of tabernacle (Sukkot) Lev.23:35- 37
    • (Beside these days Sabbaths were to celebrate weekly)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • THE LAW
    • Given by Moses (Jn.1: 17)
    • Written in tables of stones (2.Cor.3:3)
    • Law of works (Rom.3: 27)
    • The man that doeth them shall live in them (Gal.3: 12)
    • By the deeds of the law no
    • flesh justified (Rom.3: 20)
    • By the law is the knowledge of sin (Rom.3: 20)
    • Weakness and unprofitableness (Heb.7:18)
    • THE GRACE
    • Came by Jesus (Jn.1: 17)
    • Written in fleshy tables of the
    • heart (2.Cor.3: 4)
    • Law of faith (Rom.3: 27)
    • The just shall live by faith
    • (Gal.3: 11)
    • Justified freely by his Grace
    • (Rom.3: 24)
    • For by grace are ye saved thru
    • faith (Eph.2: 8)
    • Better hope by which we draw nigh unto God (Heb.7: 19)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • For the law was given by Moses,
    • but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
    • (John 1: 17)
    • For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
    • appeared to all men.
    • (Titus 2: 11)
    • For by grace are ye saved through faith;
    • and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    • Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    • (Ephesians 2: 8-9)
    • Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption
    • that is in Christ Jesus:
    • (Romans 3: 24)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • UNDER THE LAW
    • Ministers of the Old testament
    • (2.Cor.3: 6)
    • Ministers of the letter (V.6)
    • Ministration of death (v.7)
    • Ministration of condemnation
    • (v.9)
    • Of glory (v.7) Ex.34: 29-35
    • Which is done away (v.11)
    • The veil upon their heart (v.14)
    • Minds were blinded until this day veil untaken (v.14)
    • IN CHRIST
    • Ministers of the New Testament
    • (2. Cor.3: 6)
    • Ministers of the spirit (v.6)
    • Ministration of spirit (v.8)
    • Ministration of righteousness
    • (v.9)
    • Glorious (v.8) 2.Cor.3: 18
    • Which remaineth (v.11)
    • The veil is done away (v.14)
    • With open face, as if beholding
    • in a glass the glory of the Lord
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • UNDER THE LAW
    • Eye for the eye ( Ex.21:23-25 )
    • Speak not evil ( James 4: 11 )
    • Shall not revenge (Lev.19:18)
    • Every transgression received
    • a…. Of rewards (Heb.2:2)
    • ( Violation Sabbath -Num.15:32)
    • ( Stubborn son -Deu. 21: 18- 21)
    • If a man do, he shall live with
    • them (Lev. 18: 5; Ez.20: 11)
    • If any man of you bring an
    • offering..of the flock (Lev.1: 2)
    • Under the Grace
    • Love your enemies (Mat.5:44)
    • Bless them (Rom.12: 14)
    • If enemy hunger (Rom.12:20)
    • God hath set…..through the
    • the forbearance ( Rom.3: 25)
    • ( Man not for Sabbath Mk.2:27)
    • ( bring them up in.. Eph.6: 4)
    • But to whom that worketh…
    • as righteousness (Rom.4: 4)
    • Do good and ..such sacrifice
    • Lord is pleased (Heb.13:16)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • The Grace is different from the Law.
    • Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law , or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
    • Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law.
    • Matthew 9:16-17 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment , for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
    • Neither do men put new wine into old bottles : else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles , and both are preserved .
    • Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Righteousness comes thru faith only.
    • Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law
    • is manifested, witnessed by the law and being the prophets;
    • Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
    • Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
    • Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
    • Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Faith was before the law
    • Rom 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world , was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law , but through the righteousness of faith . (Gen.12: 1-4; 15:17-21)
    • Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
    • (Abel, Enoch, Noah, all by faith pleased God - Heb.11: 4, 5, 7 )
    • (Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses all by faith – Heb.11: 20-26 )
    • Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
    • Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
    • (Just shall live by faith: Hab.2: 4; Rom. 1: 17; Gal.3: 11; Heb.10: 38)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Promise / inheritance received by faith
    • Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law , it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise .
    • Gal 3:17 The law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
    • Gal. 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid : for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
    • Rom 9:31-32; But Israel , which followed after the law of righteousness , hath not attained to the law of righteousness . Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith , but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Then why the law given in between?
    • Rom 5:20-21 Moreover the law entered , that the offence might abound . But where sin abounded , grace did much more abound : That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
    • Gal 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made ; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
    • Galatians 3:23-24 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ , that we might be justified by faith.
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Christ -The mediator of the new covenant
    • Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament , that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
    • Hebrews 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant , which was established upon better promises.
    • Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant , and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
    • First covenant established by sprinkling of blood (Heb.9: 19-23)
    • The new covenant by his own blood (Heb.9: 12-14; 23)
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    • Liberty in Christ –by truth of the gospel
    • Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free , and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
    • Galatians 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant , but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
    • Galatians 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
    • Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh.
    • John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (Read Gal.2: 4 and Jn.8: 36)
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    • Liberty in Christ –by the truth of the gospel
    • Paul’s illustration by law of marriage (Rom.7: 1-6)
    • The law has the dominion over a man as long as he liveth. (v.1)
    • The woman is bound to husband as long as he liveth. (v.2)
    • She is adulteress if she gets married while he liveth. (v. 3)
    • If husband is dead she is free from the law to remarry. (v.3)
    • She in flesh is bound to husband ( the law ) who still lives.
    • Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
    • pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till
    • all be fulfilled. ( Law – the husband cannot die )
    • Only way to be free is she to die - To the law (Rom.7: 4; Gal.2: 19)
    • To be quickened together with Christ she to be free to marry to serve in the newness of the spirit (Rom.7: 4; 6; Eph.2: 5)
    • (Read also –Rom.6: 6; 8; 11)
    • ( How hard to serve under law - How pleasant to serve under grace )
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    • Under the law and Liberty in Christ - Illustrations
    • “ Child” under tutor or governor and a “Son” (Gal.4: 1-7)
    • Child though a heir, not different from servant (V.1)
    • Under tutors or governor till appointed time by father (V2)
    • (In Christ we have received the Spirit to become Sons -v.6)
    • Christ redeemed us to be adopted now as Sons (V.5)
    • Now Sons- no more servant- heir of God in Christ (v.7)
    • The son of bond woman and free woman
    • Sons of Abraham- after the flesh and after promise (Gal.4:21-26)
    • An allegory -Two woman- these are two covenants (V.24)
    • Bond woman- Agar- After the flesh- mount Sinai Arabia
    • (Resembling earthly Jerusalem still under bondage) v. 25
    • Free woman – Mother of us- After the promise- Jerusalem
    • (heavenly) which is above is free (v.26)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • Christ is the end of the law
    • Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness
    • to every one that believeth.
    • Gal 4:4-5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman , made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
    • Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law , being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
    • Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ , even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ .
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • In Christ- No more circumcision
    • Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
    • Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart , in the spirit, and not in the letter.
    • Galatians 5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
    • Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands , in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
    • Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision , but a new creature.
    • (Read also- Rom.2: 25-27; Phil.3: 2; Gal.6: 12- 15; Phil.3: 3)
  • THE LAW AND THE GRACE
    • High priest- After the order of Melchizedek
    • Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, …. High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
    • Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that
    • is passed into the heavens , Jesus the Son of God.
    • Hebrews 5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchizedek .
    • Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us , who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
    • Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come , by a greater and more perfect tabernacle .
    • Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God ;
    • Hebrews 8:4 For if he were on earth , he should not be a priest , seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
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    • In Christ- All believers are royal priests
    • 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood ,
    • an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
    • Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen .
    • Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests : and we shall reign on the earth.
    • Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually , that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
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    • In Christ- No more offerings for sin
    • Hebrews 9:26 But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
    • Hebrews 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
    • Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
    • Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins , sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
    • Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever , sat down on the right hand of God;
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    • In Christ- No more to observe days or Sabbaths
    • Galatians 4:10-11 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
    • Colossians 2:16-17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
    • Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
    • (Romans 6:14 For ye are not under the law, but under grace.)
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    • OBSERVING THE LAW
    • Israel (Mk.12: 29)
    • People of Circumcision (Gal.6: 13)
    • Circumcised in the flesh
    • Circumcision outwardly (Rom.2:28
    • Are under curse (Gal.3: 10)
    • Sin had dominion (Rom.5: 17)
    • Own people of God (Rom.11:1)
    • High priest after..Aaron
    • Had to bring offering for sin (Lev.1)
    • Seeking justification by the works of the law (Rom.10: 3)
    • In bondage under the law (Rom.6: 14)
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    • Israel of God (Gal.6:16)
    • New creation in Christ (Gal.6:14)
    • Circumcision of the heart
    • Circumcision inwardly (Rom.2:29)
    • Blessed with spiritual (Eph.1:3)
    • Sin have no dominion (Rom.6: 14)
    • Chosen people of God (1.Pet.2:9)
    • High priest after..Melchizedek
    • Offer spiritual offering. Heb.13:15
    • Justified by faith in Christ have peace with God (Rom.5: 1)
    • Liberty in Christ thru grace (Rom.6:22)
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    • Influence of law in the early church
    • Dissension and dispute over the circumcision (Acts.15)
    • Inclination of Jewish believers to law (Acts.21: 17_26)
    • The Galatian herecy- false teachers (Gal.1:6; 5: 1-4)
    • Holding the doctrine of Nicolaitans (Rev.2: 15)
    • Apostle Paul and the Law.
    • Philippians 3:5-6 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee ; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless .
    • Galatians 2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for
    • an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
    • Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
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    • Free in Christ or still in bondage?
    • Do you depend on earthly mediators- “the priests” ?
    • Father seeketh the true worshippers (Jn.4: 21-24)
    • Do you worship with incense, veil and liturgy?
    • Father seeks to worship Him in spirit and in truth
    • Do you still observe days and Sabbaths? (Col.2: 16)
    • You are still under the law-desire again to be in bondage?
    • Still seeking justification by good works? (Eph.2: 8; 10)
    • If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
    • 2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
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    • The Grace of God
    • Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.
    • God the source of grace
    • 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto
    • his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
    • Jesus Christ- The channel of Grace
    • John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.
    • 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
    • Grace of God for salvation
    • Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
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    • The grace by which we are accepted
    • Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein
    • he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
    • The grace by which we received forgiveness
    • Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    • 2.Cor.6:1 Receive not the grace of God in vain
    • Gal. 2: 21 Do not frustrate the grace of God
    • Acts.13: 43 Continue in the grace of God
    • 2.Pet.3:18 Grow in the grace
    • 2.Tim.2: 1 Be strong in the grace of our lord
    • All by His grace alone
    • Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
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    • Justified by grace
    • Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Rom.3: 24)
    • Grace to help in the time of need
    • Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
    • ( Titus: 2: 12 - Helps to say “No” to worldly passions)
    • Grace that strengthens in infirmities
    • 2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient
    • for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
    • Grace that helps to serve
    • Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
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    • Grace of God wherein we stand
    • 1 Peter 5:12 I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying
    • that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. (Rom.5:2)
    • Grace of God that keeps us
    • 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am:
    • and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
    • but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
    • The grace that abounds in us
    • 2 Cor 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
    • 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound
    • toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things,
    • may abound to every good work:
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    • The Grace also demands the same, But
    • 1. Have no other gods beside me (Mat.6: 24)
    • 2. Make no graven image (Acts.17: 29)
    • 3. Do not use the Lord’s name in vain (Mat.5: 33)
    • 4. Keep the Sabbath day holy (Col.2: 16)
    • 5. Honour thy father and mother (Eph.6: 1-2)
    • 6. Do not murder (Mat.19: 18)
    • 7. Do not commit adultery (Mat.5: 27)
    • 8. Do not steal (Rom.13: 9)
    • 9. Do not bear false witness (Mat.19: 18)
    • 10. Do not covet (Rom.7: 7)
    • All the commandments are repeated in the New Testament to
    • once or more to do, except – “Keep Sabbath day holy” Col.2: 16 )
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    • The Grace provides help to do the demands
    • The law was good,
    • Holy,
    • spiritual
    • The righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
    • Law demanded; but offered no help (flesh weak to do)
    • Grace also demands the same and more .(Mat.5:27,28)
    • (All the commandments are repeated in the New testament; under the grace except the Sabbath- Col.2: 16- Not obligatory
    • but as loving obedience to the living and loving God )
    • The Grace helps to fulfill demands providing the help
    • By the Spirit given provides help to do the demands.
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    • The Grace demands an extra mile
    • Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets .
    • Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile , go with him twain.
    • Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
    • Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
    • Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
    • Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
    • Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
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    • Hebrews 12:18-21 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
    • Hebrews 12:22-24 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
    • Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
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    • Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    • That saved a wretch like me;
    • I once was lost, but now am found;
    • Was blind, but now I see.
    • ‘ Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    • And grace my fears relieved;
    • How precious did that grace appear
    • The hour I first believed!
    • Through many dangers, toils and snares
    • I have already come:
    • ‘ Tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
    • And grace will lead me home.
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