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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: To understand this sermon, please refer to my other sermons entitled: Law Keeper versus Grace Law vs. Grace Law vs Grace in the lives of Saul vs David II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that wisdom is

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I. EXORDIUM:

To understand this sermon, please refer to my other sermons entitled:

Law Keeper versus Grace

Law vs. Grace

Law vs Grace in the lives of Saul vs David

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that wisdom is needed in dispensation of grace not knowledge.

IV. TEXT:

1 Samuel 31:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So Saul, his three sons, his armor bearer, and his troops all died together that same day.

V. THESIS:

If you will not apply GOD's Words, it will only die.

James 1:22 (New International Version)

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

VI. TITLE:

Death Of Law

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Samuel (Israel's last greatest judge) - some parts of it, Nathan and Gad (1 Samuel 10:25, 1 Chronicles 29:29) and some say it's Anonymous

1 Samuel 10:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Then Samuel told the people what the rights and duties of a king were. He wrote them down on a scroll and placed it before the Lord. Then Samuel sent the people home again.

1 Chronicles 29:29 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

All the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in The Record of Samuel the Seer, The Record of Nathan the Prophet, and The Record of Gad the Seer.

B. Purpose of writing: Account of the history of Israel from 12th to 10th B.C.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. One day law (symbolized by King Saul) died along with knowledge (symbolized by Jonathan, friend of David) too.

1. Pride in knowledge must die so grace can come (1 Cor 8:1, 1 Cor 13:8, Eph 3:19)

1 Corinthians 8:1 (New International Version)

Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 13:8 (New International Version)

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

Ephesians 3:19 (New International Version)

and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

2. Pride must not be the motivating factor but faith expressing itself in love.

Galatians 5:6 (New International Version)

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Ephesians 1:15 (New International Version)

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Ephesians 3:17 (New International Version)

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,

Colossians 1:4 (New International Version)

because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints--

1 Thessalonians 1:3 (New International Version)

We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

B. All those who supported the law (symbolized by King Saul) will die thru it. (Galatians 2:19, Romans 6:11)


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