Sermon Series

The law of the Lord is the best and most suitable instruction for the proper ordering of our lives.

John Calvin

The subject matter of Law and Gospel has been a debated theological conversation for as long as they have been pressed into one another.   Much of the debate that surrounds the law seems to the Law has for the New revolve around two primary things.  First it seems to revolve around a misunderstanding of what the Law is actually saying.  It seems that for all of our conversations about the importance of the 10 commandments for example there is very little conversation in today’s churches as to what they mean. The second thing that I have seen is that there is even less conversation about how the Law is relevant to the way we live our lives. I have come to believe that the Law has a great deal of impact on the way we live our lives.  We must be very careful not to dismiss God’s law as some outdated or Old Covenant structure.    Over the next few months we are going to examine how the Law functions in God’s word, we are going to look at what relevance Christian.  I hope that as a church we will gain a greater appreciation for both the substance and the value of the Law of God in our lives.

It is important for us to remember two things as we begin this study. First remember 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us , “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”  This includes the Old Testament and we must never discount its lessons for us. Second we must remember that God Law exists to declare to us what is best for us.   It teaches us the best ways to live.

I think that we will all benefit greatly from this study to I hope you will as well