Domingo 22 Jul 2018

Law and Grace II

Grace of God Theological Seminary

Theme: Law and Grace II

Text: (Hebrews 8: 6-8)

 

Hebrews 8: 6-8But as it is, Christhas obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.

For finding fault with them, He saith: “Behold, the days come,” saith the Lord, “That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”

 

THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE MEANINGS TO THE WORDS “LAW”AND “GRACE” IN THE BIBLE.

 

1. The law of God (God’s ethical law)

2. The law of Moses (Covenantal law)

3. The law of the men (The authorities)

 

1. The law of God (Ethical Law).

a) Exodus 20: 3 – You shall have no other gods besides me.

b) Exodus 20: 12-17 – Honor your father and your mother, don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery, don’t testify falsely against your neighbor.

c) Genesis 8: 21, 22 – As long as the earth exists, seedtime and harvest will not cease.

d) Galatians 6: 7 – A person will harvest what they plant.

e) Romans 7: 14, 21-25 – So then I’m slave of God’s Law in my mind.

f) Romans 8: 1, 2 – The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.

 

2. The law of Moses (Covenantal Law).

a) John 1: 17 – The Law was given through Moses.

b) Acts 15: 5 – They must be required to keep the Law from Moses.

c) Galatians 5: 2-4 – He is required to do the whole Law.

d) Romans 3: 19, 20 – No human being will be treated as righteous in His presence by doing what the Law says.

e) Romans 15: 8 - Christ became a minister of the circumcision. (Matthew 5: 17)

f) Hebrews 7: 12, 16-19 – For the Law made nothing perfect. (Hebrews 10: 1/ Romans 10: 4)

 

3. The law of men (The Authorities).

a) Romans 13: 1-4 – In subjection to the high powers.

b) Titus 3: 1 – Remind them to be submissive to the rulers and authorities.

c) I Peter 2: 13, 14 – Be subject to governors as sent by Him.

d) Daniel 2: 21 – He removes kings and sets up kings.

e) John 19: 11 – You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above.

 


Final Word: The Law was for the Jews; it ended up already. Jesus fulfilled the Law in our place. He rescued us from the curse of the Law and instituted a new covenant of better and superiors promises: The Grace of God.

 

So be, thus saith the Lord!

 

Pastor Fledson Alves


Alive in Grace Church

554 Avenue Dedé Brasil, Parangaba

Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Site: www.vivaemgraca.com.br

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YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IgrejaVivaEmGraca

 


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