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Lesson 40 is entitled "Ordained to Life".  Paul's words found in Romans 7:7-25 are a continuation of his treatise on the law and its effect on the man after Adam verses the new man in Christ.  No man is free of claims of the law upon his soul because God has so created all things, including mankind, to witness to His person and His ways.  God's testimony cannot be avoided (Rom.1:19; 2:15). As has been declared, Jesus came to defeat sin and death, not to destroy the law.  The continuing voice of the law has one effect on the non-convenant man and a differing effect on the covenant believer.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

Lesson 39 is entitled "Dead to the Law."  Much confusion as to the believers continuing obligation to the Law has been based upon a misreading of Romans 7:1-6. Verbiage such as "ye are become dead to the law" (vs. 4) and "ye are delivered from the law" (verse 6), if read through an antinomian presupposition, could appear to support a position for the invalidation of the law in the New Covenant era. Therefore, careful exegesis is necessary to discover the meaning of the words of the Apostle Paul.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 

Lesson 38 is entitled "Creation's Testimony of the Law." In Romans, chapters 1 and 2, Paul clearly sets forth that God's eternal reality is revealed by the things which He has created.  He has stamped his truth onto the creation.  "But God's angers is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness.  For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made.  So they have excuse" (Rom. 1:18-20 Moffatt's). "While Gentiles who have no law obey instinctively the Law's requirement, they are a law to themselves, even though thy have the law; they exhibit the effect of the Law written on their hearts, their conscience bears them witness, as their moral convictions accuse or it may be defend them" (Rom. 2:14-15 Mofatt's).Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

 Lesson 37 is entitled "The True Jew." Paul summarizes his thought by stating that the true Jew, the true covenant man, is not found through natural birth or human lineage nor through a religious rite such as circumcision.  The Gentile who has the Law of God writhed on his heart through being born again is as true a Jew and heir to all the promises as was Abraham himself. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

Lesson 36 is entitled "Understanding the Law from Romans Part 2." In the second chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul continues to challenge both Jew and Gentile with the demands of "the just shall live by faith" (1:17). To be in right standing with God via His covenant grace requires living righteously and doing the works of righteousness.  Having framed his message of covenant life for both Jew and Gentile, Paul continues tearing down any unbiblical lines of differentiation. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.    

 

 

Lesson 35 is entitled "Understanding the Law from Romans Part 1." A cursory reading of some New Testament passages can seem to position the Law in a negative light or even appear to be communicating that the Law was cancelled and has no continuing application for today's believer.  These passages need to be examined and balanced with other portions of Scripture. We will begin in the book of Romans remembering that the Apostle Paul admonished Timothy, "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  We must likewise heed that admonition. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

Lesson 34 is entitled "The Garden and the Gate - Part 2." Adam was assigned the job of guarding the garden and subjugating, or bringing under his authority, all parts of the Garden. He was to keep it holy ensuring that all aspects of his labor and his ethics matched God's Word.  When Adam failed to guard by enforcing God's decrees, he not only forfeited the garden but he was also replaced as the guardian of the Garden. Angels were set to guard the way. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

   

 

 

Lesson 33 is entitled "The Garden and the Gate - Part 1." God created Adam and Eve and placed them inside of the Garden. Although Adam was mandated for worldwide dominion (Gen. 1:26-28), he was not yet ready for full activation as he lacked full maturity.  Even the naming of the animals was tutorial because he learned his need for a helper fulfilling the task. The Garden training ground and Adam's fellowship with his Father would have provided an environment in which Adam would have learned the ways of God and understood the heart of God. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

Lesson 32 is entitled "The New Testament Law of Love - Part 2."  Jesus commanded His followers to follow His example of love by laying down their lives for another (John 15:13).  In addition to the Gospels, many of the epistles reiterate Christ's commandment to love.  How love acts is not a new concept found only in the New Covenant; but within the pages of the New Testament, love is fully revealed and fully defined. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

 

 

Lesson 31  The New Testament continually addresses Christ's command that we love one another.  Love is expressed through deeds that follow God's moral commandments.  Loving God can be more fully defined in the first five of the Ten Commandments and loving our neighbor is more categorically explained in the last five of the Ten Commandments. Love is not emotional lawlessness. Love does not trespass against God or our fellowman. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 30 is entitled "The Royal Law of Love - Part 2." The royal law of love is also referred to as the law of liberty (James 2:8-12). Liberty results when a person does not incarcerate his own soul by bringing it into the bondages of sin (Rom 6:15) and when a law-keeping citizen does not transgress the laws that would result in his incarceration.  Ps. 119:45 declares, "I walk at liberty for I seek they precepts." Law-keeping is biblically synonymous with the practices of loving God and loving our fellowman (Matt.22:36-40). Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.

 


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. 

 

  


 

Lesson 18 is entitled, “The Self-Maledictory Oath, Part 1.”  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. 

 

 

 Lesson 17 is entitled, “God's Punishment upon the Law Breaker.”  Although all mankind inherited a fallen nature in Adam, the scriptures verify that God was willing to cut a covenant with those whom He called; thus man could reconnect with God in both relationships and the yoke of labor.  As seen in the five-point covenantal structure, all covenants contain ethics and sanctions. Obedience yields blessings and disobedience releases curses.   Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

 

 Lesson 16 is entitled, “Condemnation of Death- Part 2.”  In His mercy, God offers mankind an opportunity to work for Him and to walk with Him.  This opportunity comes to us in the form of a covenant and is found in the pages of scripture in two forms:  the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.  Both covenants have laws because section three of the covenant model identifies required ethics.  What happens to man if he cannot keep the ethical code identified in the covenant?  How can man escape the decree of death?  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

Lesson 15 is entitled, “The Condemnation of Death.”  The revelation of total depravity positions man to acknowledge his need for help that cannot arise from within his own sinful and rebellious being.  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 5:3).  A proper understanding of depravity also keeps man from the erroneous belief that he is able to do enough good, law-keeping deeds to merit salvation.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching


 

 

Lesson 14 is entitled "Continuity and Discontinuity in the Covenants."  Jesus expected the hearers to plug into covenantal history.  He was not introducing an entirely new concept but was transitioning the old order into the new.  The church has been grafted into the tree and root system of God’s historical covenantal people (Rom. 11:16-17).  Proper understanding of the Matthew passages causes the church to carry on the assignment and understand the parts of the old order which are to be maintained and which are to be discarded. Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 





Lesson 13 is entitled “Stewardship of the Kingdom.”  Stone Tablets were delivered to Moses during the third month feast, which was known as Pentecost.  The Law was again delivered on the third month feast of Pentecost when the Church was assembled in the upper room, and the Holy Spirit fell on them with cloven tongues of fire.  From stone to fleshly Tablets, from a dead people to living stones, from Moses’ called out to Jesus’ called out, the church was introduced to a better covenant.  But to manage the Kingdom, the church would need the Holy Oracles (Rom. 3:1-2), which had formerly been under the stewardship of Old Israel but were transferred at Pentecost to the New called out – the Church.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 12 is entitled, “The Tablets of the Law." The Spirit of God enables the heart of the believer to become compliant to the holy standards of God.  The change of heart from rebellion to submission is reflected by loving obedience to the Word of God.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” (I Jn. 5:2-3).  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.

 


 


 

 

 

Lesson 11 is entitled, "God's Law in Three Tabernacles, Part II."  When the Ark of the Covenant was moved into the Temple of Solomon, the Tablets of Testimony were not removed.  This was a witness that the Law would continue to be pertinent to and would be found inside of the New Testament temple, which is the heart of the believer.  The church is now the container of God’s Tablets of Testimony.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Week 10 is entitled “God’s Law in Three Tabernacles."   The study of the tabernacles reveals earthly houses where God’s glory and presence was manifested in the earth.  Close examination discloses the fact that God’s Law was an important aspect in all the tabernacles, which were built under the mandate of God and the pattern He gave.  Every man’s home reflects his ethic; and God’s heavenly and earthly homes demonstrate His ethic, which is the holy standard found within the Law of God.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9 is entitled "God's Testimony in the Ten Commandments #2."  The promise that the New Covenant would give man a new heart (Jer. 31:33, Ez. 11:19-20) does not mean that man will outgrow the need for a codified law but rather that man's nature will again become compliant to God's eternal witness of His throne, His holy nature, and moral standards.   Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.

 

 

 

Week 8 is entitled "God's Testimony in The 10 Commandments." The Law, which was placed in the Ark of the Covenant that was positioned in the Tabernacle, was a witness to heavenly patterns: Hebrews 8:5 confirms that the Tabernacle, including the Tablets of Testimony that were encased in God's earthly throne, presented a faithful testimony to God's heavenly throne. "They serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, 'See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain'." (ESV).   Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.

Week 7 is entitled "God's Testimony in the Law."  Psalm 19 speaks of two testimonies, which God has made available to mankind.  The first is creation or God's Word speaking through nature.  The second testimony is even more reliable than creation, and that witness is God's Law.  "More to be desired are they than gold . . . moreover by them is thy servant warned and in keeping them there is great reward" (Ps. 19:10-11).   Please download this PDF and follow along during this teaching.

 

 

 Week 6 is entitled "God's Testimony in Creation."  The testimony of Creation communicates a sure eduwth.  One can scarcely approach a mountain, stand at the ocean's edge, or gaze into the starry sky without an awareness that whoever created such vast domains must be majestic in nature and powerful in being.  No one can observe the mastery of the beehive or the intricate migratory patterns of the salmon without coming to the conclusion that the Creator is flawless in every minute detail and that nothing escapes his planning and oversight.  All the world is a revelation of God.  And, all men shall stand accountable to that reliable revelation, to that sure eduwth.  Please download this PDF and follow along during this teaching.

 

Lesson 5 is entitled "God's Testimony to Man."  The Garden of Eden was the first testimony of the unseen realm and of God, Himself; but it was not the only one.  God repeatedly gave humanity a faithful witness in order that man may know God, His ways, and His eternal realm.  The faithful record can be found in the creation, the Tabernacle, and the Law.  "The testimony (witness) of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple"  (Ps. 19:7b). Please download this PDF and follow along during this teaching.

 

 

 Lesson Four is entitled "Three Uses of the Law." In the Garden, God was establishing His Kingdom on the earth and appointing His ambassadors to manage His Kingdom.  Every Kingdom has a government, a constitution or charter of organizing principles, citizens, territories or boundaries, assets or raw materials, and laws by which the Kingdom operates.  Please download the PDF for this lesson and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

Lesson Three is entitled “God’s Initial Revelation of Himself.”  Our first introduction to God is that of God as Creator of all.  He chose to place this knowledge of Himself as preeminent and foremost in our thoughts.  It is the most important fact of all human knowledge.  Although implications of God as Creator are immense and multifaceted, we are constrained to recognize that His being cannot be comprehended outside of the context of His role as Law-giver.  Please download the PDF for this lesson and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

 

 Lesson Two is entitled “God’s Initial Revelation of the Law.” The Tree of Knowledge, which was God’s Law in the Garden, placed a boundary around God’s role as Law-giver and man’s role as keeper of God’s standard of good and evil.  Man was and is forbidden to be an autonomous determiner of the concepts of holy.  Please download the PDF for this lesson and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 

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