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1 Lesson 22 Law and Gospel Why do we need to know the difference between law and gospel?

2 Important to know the difference. Which is water and which is gasoline? Water Gasoline

3 1. How do law and gospel differ as to where they are written?

4 #647) Romans 2:14,15 (…When Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, …….. they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts,………….)

5 Your telephone number. Written in your mind Written in telephone book.

6 our hearts Bible

7 1. How do law and gospel differ as to where they are written? #648) 1 Corinthians 2:9,10 9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" -- 1CO 2:10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit….

8 1. How do law and gospel differ as to where they are written? #649) 2 Timothy 3:15 15 From infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

9 Searching for the Gospel Can not find the Gospel!

10 Only place to find Gospel!

11 our hearts Bible Bible only

12 1. How do law and gospel differ as to where they are written? Although the law is written in the heart and in the Bible, the gospel is written only in the Bible.

13 2. How do law and gospel differ as to what they tell us?

14 Matthew 19: "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments." 18 "Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, " `Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,' and `love your neighbor as yourself.' "

15 2. How do law and gospel differ as to what they tell us? Galations 3:10,12 10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." …………. 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."

16 our hearts Bible dodon’t Bible only

17 2. How do law and gospel differ as to what they tell us? #655) Golossians 3:13,14 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

18 2. How do law and gospel differ as to what they tell us? 650) Galatians 3:13 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."

19 our hearts Bible dodon’t Bible only done by Christ

20 2. How do law and gospel differ as to what they tell us? The law tells us what God wants us to do or not to do, but the gospel says that everything has been done for us by Christ.

21 3. What two different things do the law and gospel tell us God will give us?

22 Romans 6:23b 23a For the wages of sin is death……

23 our hearts Bible dodon’t punishment in hell Bible only done by Christ

24 3. What two different things do the law and gospel tell us God will give us? Romans 6:23b 23b …. but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

25 3. What two different things do the law and gospel tell us God will give us? John 3:16 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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27 our hearts Bible dodon’t punishment in hell Bible only done by Christ life in heaven

28 3. What two different things do the law and gospel tell us God will give us? The law tells us God will give us eternal death, but the gospel tells us that God will give us the free gift of eternal life instead.

29 4. How does the gospel motivate us to serve God in a different way than the law does?

30 # 653) Galations 3:10 10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."

31 our hearts Bible dodon’t punishment in hell have to Bible only done by Christ life in heaven ( or else)

32 4. How does the gospel motivate us to serve God in a different way than the law does? # 658) Romans 12:1 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.

33 our hearts Bible dodon’t punishment in hell have to Bible only done by Christ life in heaven want to ( or else)(thanks)

34 4. How does the gospel motivate us to serve God in a different way than the law does? The gospel moves us to serve God because we want to, not because we have to.

35 Applications: 1. A friend of yours says, “The reason I love the Bible is that it is God’s rule book for my life.” How far might you support your friend’s statement? How must you, however, express your disagreement?

36 Applications: 2. Your pastor clearly proclaims the gospel message, but he doesn’t shake his finger at you and harshly demand, “You’d better believe this stuff or else!” Why is your pastor’s way the right way to proclaim the gospel message?

37 Applications: 3. Christmastime is a major gift-giving season. Is the giving of gifts at Christmas in keeping with the gospel message of the season? In what ways can the custom of giving and receiving gifts at Christmas serve to obscure the gospel message and thus become sinful?

38 Applications: 4. One of your friends from church tells you that she is tempted to do one of the following: cheat on a test, party and get drunk, have sex with her boyfriend. In each of these three situations, first explain how you would use God’s law to remind your friend of the sin she would be committing. Then explain how you would use God’s gospel to show her the Savior’s love for her – motivating her to flee these temptations for his sake.

39 Why do we need to know the difference between law and gospel? What I’ve Learned I need to know the difference between law and gospel so that I never confuse one with the other. End of Les. #22


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