{The Requirements of the Law Are Fulfilled in Christ!}

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The requirements of the Law are fulfilled in Christ! Join CTTT as we do a Bible Study in Romans 8 and learn this marvelous truth. O, go and tell someone this truth!Do you not know? Have you not heard? God did it! God sent His One and only Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as an offering for sin. Why did He do this? We read in Romans chapters 1-3 that men do not fear Him, they do not honor Him, and they exchanged His incorruptible glory for an image that is corruptible. {The man that Romans speaks of is me, and all humanity.} This man made image  will fade away but the God who always was, will always be! The God of heaven and earth, who man rejected, sent His Son to die for our sins and to accomplish in us what the Law could not do. Continue reading

What is the Gift of Christmas?

Romans Part 2″ In Need of a Savior”

Week-4| Day-1| Lesson 14&15|

 

The book of Romans does not open with the birth of  baby Jesus, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.  It does not give an account of three wise men following the star to Bethlehem. There is no mention of gifts for the baby Jesus. We do not have an account of Mary and Joseph, but we do have the story of Christmas!

Romans 5:12-21 is an account of why Jesus came to earth as a baby. Luke says, “And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Christ grew up in the dark world that He came to save.

We will end our study of Romans Part 2 with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, “The Christmas story.”  I am going to record verses from Romans 1-5 to show us why Jesus came into this world as a baby. We will learn why and how God rescues His people from their sin.

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Why Did Jesus Come into The World As A Baby?

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Believers Are Secure in the Grace of God!

Romans Bible Study Part 2

“In Need of a Savior”

 Week-3|Day-1| Lesson 13

Paul begins Romans 5 with the word “therefore”. He is pointing us back to chapter 4 where he spent much time  teaching and discussing justification through faith alone! There is no work on our part that is either accepted or required.  This in itself should cause all believers everywhere to jump for joy and find complete rest!

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand: and we exult in hope of the glory of God.            Romans 5:1-2

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I want us to pay close attention to the phrase Paul uses verse 1, “having been justified by faith.” There are two points to consider as we look at this part of the verse:

  1. Having been is a past completed action. Justification is a one-time act that is completed at the time of conversion.
  2. Justification is through faith alone.

I believe the definition of justification may help clarify this verse. The Westminster shorter Catechism gives this definition of justification:   Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein God  pardoneth all our sins  and accepteth us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone

We are Secure in Christ

We can look at this past completed action of justification as security. Security means that we are in a state of being free from danger or threat. In the context of these verses we are secure in the peace of God, and we stand secure in His grace!

In verse 1 we learn that we have peace with God. The peace that we have according to the context of this verse is not peace of God, but peace with God. The word used in this verse means, to bind something together which had been separated. Sin had separated us from God, but justification brings us back into a relationship with Him.

Peace with God means we are no longer:

  • Enemies of God- Romans 5:10
  • Under the wrath of God- Romans 1:18
  • Condemned- Romans 8:1

Christ Has brought us to God

Through Christ, we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand. What is this grace in which we stand? The grace in which we stand is  the unmerited, undeserved,  favor of God.  God’s grace, love, and mercy have reconciled His enemies to Himself.   To get a good, understanding of what this verse is teaching let’s look closely at its definition:

Definition is copied from Precept Austin:

ntroduction (4318)  literally means a bringing near, a leading or bringing into the presence of. The act of bringing to, a moving to. It means providing admission or access (freedom, permission and/or the ability to enter) with the associated thought that the one gaining access has freedom to enter by virtue of the assistance or favor of another. It includes the idea of the right to address someone, the one addressed being of higher status. It describes the approach to one we could never approach in our mortal unredeemed flesh. In the secular use a “status factor” is implied as in the statement “access to Cyrus for an audience”.

Summary of this definition:

  • Christ has brought us near to God.
  • Christ has provided access to God
  • Christ has given us the ability to enter the presence of God

God provides all that is Needed for salvation:

  • Grace
  • Faith
  • Mercy
  • Hope
  • Justification

Through Jesus Christ, we exult in hope of the glory of God. Our hope is steadfast and secure! We exult or praise God for the wonderful things He has done for us through Jesus Christ!

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What is the Importance of Knowing The Law of God?

Romans Bible study Part 2 “In Need of a Savior”

Day-1| Week-1| Lesson 11

 

After spending much time teaching, by the works of the Law no man will be justified, Paul stresses that God is the justifier of those who have placed their gift of faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Now a question arises, ” Do we then nullify the Law through faith?” Paul answers that question with a resounding, “May it never be! A thousand times no! On the contrary we establish the Law.”

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To help us understand the meaning of this text of Scripture we will start by learning:

  • What is the Law ?
  • What is the requirements of the Law?
  • What is the purpose of the Law ?
  • How The Law Is Established

What is The Law?

The entire Bible, The Old and the New Testaments are the Law of God. We can say that God summed up the Law (The Moral Law) in the Ten Commandments that He gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. Christ again sums them up further in Matthew 22:37-39:

” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

The definition of Law is as follows: anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command ,of any law whatsoever, a law or rule producing a state approved of God by the observance of which is approved of God, a precept or injunction, the rule of action prescribed by reason of the Mosaic law, and referring, acc. to the context. either to the volume of the law or to its content. Strong’s #3551

WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW?

The Law is God’s precepts and standards set forth for us to follow in perfect obedience. The breaking of God’s Law requires death. No man has ever kept the law of God perfectly, except the man Jesus Christ. God even required His death to fulfill the justice of His commands!

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW?

To help us understand more about the Law of God let’s look at several scripture references that teach us its purpose.

  1. Leviticus 19:2 teaches that the Law reveals the holy character of God.
  2. Romans 3:20 teaches that through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
  3. Romans 4:15 teaches that the Law brings about wrath.
  4. Galatians 3:24 teaches that the Law is our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.

The law reveals to us the holy character of God. It speaks to us His perfection. We  look at the standard of God and through the Law should recognize that we are sinners and cannot live up to God’s standards. James teaches us in his letter that if we stumble in one point of the Law we are  guilty of breaking them all. God’s Law  has shut all mankind up under sin. The Law brings wrath and judgment upon on all men who have not placed their god given faith in the work of Jesus Christ.

The Law is also our tutor that leads us to Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith and boast in the works of Christ and not our own. By the works of the Law no man will be justified. Romans 3:20.

HOW IS THE LAW ESTABLISHED?

I believe that Romans 8:1-4 answers this question for us.

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the Law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. for what the Law could not do weak as it was through the flesh, God did; sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that requirements of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

If we are in Christ Jesus, the wrath and justice that rested on us by not keeping the requirements of the law, are no longer resting on us. We read in Matthew 5:17-19 that Christ did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill the Law. The blood and the cross of Christ have fulfilled every requirement that God set forth in His Law. Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death!!

The Law is established. It is put in its proper place. The purpose of the law is to make men aware or conscience of their sin. When man acknowledges that they are sinners and turn to Christ in faith the purpose of the Law is confirmed. The Law has accomplished what it was set out to do. Mans faith and not his works brings the Law into clearer focus.

Can we praise God that He sent His One and only Son to fulfill the requirements of His Law in us!! This is amazing grace.

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Did You Know the Bible Says We can Judge?

Walking Through Romans

“In Need of a Savior”

This post goes along with the lessons posted at the end of this writing.

What is the difference between judge and JUDGE? 

What a confusing question! If you have been around long enough or you are in any way keeping up with the times there is much confusion about, “JUDGING.” We all know that confusion comes from our enemy, “Satan” and not from God. I wound like to point out that most of the people using this verse are not Christians! I am not saying this to gloat I am saying this to draw our attention to the schemes of the devil. And to draw our hearts in prayer for their salvation! I would also like to point out that some believers are confused about this as well. We who understand need to be in prayer for the church, that God would show them the truth of His Word!

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