Summary: The difference between Law and Grace! Though we are under Grace, so many today try to live under grace while serving the Law. This is an outline for you to use.
History - Informative - FACT - NO CHANGE -
Law - Authoritative - SUBJECT TO CHANGE - Finished in Christ
Law is the Old Covenant - Grace is the New Covenant
We are NOT under the law but under grace
Grace was the plan from the beginning!
Abraham, Jacob, Issac
when the covenant was formed with them it was one sided
It was ALL God. He walked between the 2 halves of the animal
Abraham, Jacob, They just Observed! They were dreaming!!!
Why do we have the Law?
Man ASKED for it!
We could not keep the law!
For those who try to live under the law:
Cutting - when we feel we are failing to keep the law, sometimes we punish ourselves
Working - super hard, stressing every decision, nervous breakdown
God punishes - I messed up so God is punishing me
Law could not provide salvation
Law could not provide forgiveness
NO MAN could uphold law
It was so bad no Priest could rest
There were no chairs in the tent!
it was work work work
The sacrifices were in place to show the need for a substitute
The law was a never ending cycle. It was a circle of blood, never good enough to provide salvation. The sacrifice was always impure because man had something to do with it!
So God provided us a sacrifice! Jesus did not abolish the law
HE FULFILLED IT!
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Grace Covenant - scripture -
Hebrews 7:22 - This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.
Hebrews 9:15Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
We are under Grace - Romans 6:14 - For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Ephesians 2:8 -For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
Remember how the Priests were always working, never sitting?
Jesus is the high priest who is SITTING!
Why? because the law is finished
Jesus blood on the cross paid for our sins, past, present, and future!!!!
Law = do, do, do
Grace = done, done, done