Grace and the Law

Romans 13:8-10

By Pastor Craig Phelps, May 18, 2024

Introduction: This morning I would like for us to seek to understand how the moral law relates to grace and heaven being a free gift that we cannot earn or deserve?

What is the view of the antinomian and how is it not consistent with scripture?

What is the view of the legalist and how is it inconsistent with Galatians 2:16?

The Paradox between grace and the law: We cannot say that there are no for us to follow but we also cannot say that perfect to the law is required to enter heaven.

The Role of the Law:

• The law shows us our and our need for a savior.

• Obedience to the law is the of faith in Jesus. (1 John 2:3-6)

• The Word/law is a for the Spirit filled life of the believer. (John 17:17-18)

• This process of growth in faith and Christlike obedience is called .

According to 1 Cor 3:11-15 is perfect obedience required for salvation?

What does 1 Cor 5:1-5 teach us about unrepentant rebellion in the church?

• Is there a time to judge sin in the church?

• Removing the rebel from the church is intended to draw them to and to the church from the spread of sin.

Under the grace of God, why should we pursue holiness according to His Word?