Summary: I. EXORDIUM: It won't fit here, the comparison between grace and law. The key to understand this sermon, is it's simply a comparison of life of King David symbolizing grace and King Saul symbolizing law. If you want to research on it more, follow their
It won't fit here, the comparison between grace and law. The key to understand this sermon, is it's simply a comparison of life of King David symbolizing grace and King Saul symbolizing law. If you want to research on it more, follow their lives and you'll see shadows of grace and law at play. Indeed one of the most shocking statement in the Bible, Fallen from grace is not when you sin terribly, fallen from grace is if you try on yourselves to be perfect through the law, we thought it's a good thing but you've fallen from grace.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To compare grace and law using the life of King David and King Saul as illustrations.
Galatians 5:4 (Amplified Bible)
If you seek to be justified and declared righteous and to be given a right standing with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing and so separated (severed) from Christ. You have fallen away from grace (from God’s gracious favor and unmerited blessing).
King David pictures grace while King Saul pictures law.
Grace vs. Law
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Audience: Churches of Galatia
C. Purposes of Writing:
1. To defend his apostolic authority
2. To counteract the evil influence of the Judaizers in Galatia
3. To give exhortation for the strengthening of Galatian believers in faith towards CHRIST and in the fruits of the Spirit
Source: Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
VIII. MAIN BODY:
1. Looks on the heart
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them.
2. Anointed by the Holy Spirit (All GOD not man)
So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah.
Hebrews 10:29Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings
3. On the move helping everyone
but David went back and forth so he could help his father with the sheep in Bethlehem.
But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.
4. Uses Faith rather than five senses
He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.
So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.