Author: Ron Graham
The Law of God
This selection of lessons is about law. The law of God must be in our hearts. When promising the new covenant, God said, “Behold the days are coming when I will make a new covenant... I will put my law within them and on their heart I will write it...” (Jeremiah 31:31-33).
➤ Four Laws in Romans —Discusses the law of sin, the law in the creation from ancient times, the covenant with Israel, and the gospel of Christ or new covenant.
➤ Law, Sin, and Grace —Examines the message of Paul that we do not receive God’s grace by repudiating his law. Paul sees God’s law and grace combining, not conflicting.
➤ Law and Faith —Examining the relationship between faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to his law.
➤ Law and the Imputation of Sin —The first of three lessons from Romans that examine the relationship between sin and divine law.
➤ Law and the Increase of Sin —The third of three lessons from Romans that examine the relationship between sin and divine law.
➤ Law and Grace —This lesson allows Paul to cast some light on his statement that we are not under law but under grace.
➤ Law and the Gospel —Are the gospel and new covenant the same thing? Did Christ instruct people in the Law or did he teach them the gospel?
➤ Law and Instinct —Are humans born with basic laws written on their hearts which the conscience knows instinctively?
➤ Faith and Obedience —Paul begins and ends his letter to the Romans with a statement of his mission. It is “to bring about obedience of faith” (Romans 1:5, l6:26).
➤ God's Law in Your Heart —When promising the new covenant, God said, “I will put my law within them and on their heart I will write it...” (Jeremiah 31:31-33). Why is the heart the place where God’s law must be?
➤ The New Was In the Old —We ought to see glimpses of the gospel in the former covenants, not remnants of the former covenants in the gospel.
➤ Did Jesus Teach the Law of Moses? —Did Jesus preach the gospel or were his teachings an exposition of the Mosaic Law? Get this wrong and you won't understand the Bible.
➤ You Are Not Under Law —About Paul’s statement in Galatians 5:18, “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law”.
➤ The Guiding Principle —More about Paul’s statement in Galatians 5:18, “If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law”.
➤ No Loophole in God's Law —Some people think they can find loopholes in God’s law. They interpret the kindness of God as a weakness they can exploit.