Law & Grace Class - Law & Grace Class: Lessons 19-29

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Lesson 29 is entitled "The Royal Law of Love - Part 1." The New Testament puts an emphasis on the requirement of loving one another.  "This is my commandment that you love one another, as I have loved you" (John 15:12). This commandment or idea is not an abstract concept without any prior basis.  Jesus did not institute a new system of interaction that did not already have its foundation in the Old Covenant order.  The Law lays the groundwork of understanding love. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 


Lesson 28 is entitled "The Law: God's Definition of Love."  The biblical definition of love must be derived form within the pages of scripture.  Love is a communicable attribute of God, which means man also partakes of that attribute.  Man is commanded to exercise love toward both his God and his fellow man.  Jesus said, "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all they heart and with all they soul, and will all they mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, "Thou shall love the neighbor as thyself" (Matt 22:37-39). The definition of love is expounded upon in the Law. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  



Lesson 27 is entitled "The Judicial Power of the Witness."  In the garden, Adam and Eve failed to subjugate (kabash #3533) the serpent because they did not understand the binding nature of God's law, use the law as their starting point for wisdom, and apply the law as the standard of judgement.  They did not agree with God's Word but rather agreed with the word of the enemy.  They were not faithful to witness to the viability and steadfastness of "Do Not Eat." Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  



Lesson 26 is entitled “The Devil’s Opposition to the Law of God.”  The enemy of God’s people, of God’s purposes, and of the Triune Godhead is the devil.  The devil sins or breaks God’s law.  I John 3:8-10 (NLT) reads, “But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.  Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.  So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil.  Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.”  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 




Lesson 25 is entitled, "Defining Sin and Righteousness."  The Bible provides the believer with a definition of sin as well as a definition of righteousness.  These two topics are major themes within the scripture and the meaning of each term may be found the pages of God's word.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 




Lesson 24 is entitled, "Mercy and the New Covenant Believer."  Mercy, or that which love does in meeting a need, is intrinsically tied to the covenant that God offered to man. The substitutionary system, which is revealed in both the Old and New Covenants, was God's mercy.  He provided the means to supply our release from the penalty, debt, and payment of our transgression.  To live in covenant is to be a recipient of mercy. To live in covenant also places a requirement upon the covenant man to be a giver of mercy. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 



Lesson 23 is entitled, "Covenant Life and Mercy." There is an inseparable connection between living in God's covenant and receiving His mercy.  In giving man a covenant, God foresaw that mankind would fall short of keeping all the stipulated terms (laws) and that man would merit sanctions and forfeit the covenant.  In his wisdom, God provided man with a substitute to bear the penalty or curse of the broken law.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.





Lesson 22 is entitled, "The Giving of Mercy, part II." God favors man by giving him a covenant, which contains the terms or laws that God expects the covenant man to obey.  Broken covenant laws release sanctions.  God made provision within the structure of the covenant for the penalty to be imputed to a substitute. The giving of the covenant and the provision of the substitute reveals God's love to His own.  Within the context of covenant, God's love is expressed in grace, compassion, and mercy.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.  




Lesson21 is entitled, "The Giving of Mercy." In both the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, God made provision for the penalty of the broken law to be ascribed to a substitute, thus the covenant man could remain in right relationship with God and not suffer the sanctions of death and banishment.  In providing a substitute, God was offering mercy or provision to His covenant partner.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 





Lesson 20 is entitled, "The Self-Maledictory Oath and the New Covenant Sacraments." In the ordinances of baptism and communion, the believer testifies that covenant law is operative and that every transgression and disobedience receives a just recompense of reward (Heb. 2:2); but the covenant offered in Christ provides for the penalty to be appropriated to the substitute. Covenant life includes the efficacious sacrifice. Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 




Lesson 19 is entitled, “The Self-Maledictory Oath, Part II.”  Because all mankind is under the sentence of death and no one is able to merit a right standing with God, God manifests His grace and mercy by way of offering a covenant, which explains the terms upon which God will deal with man.  The covenant is activated when man takes the self-maledictory oath.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 



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