Sunday, July 05, 2009

GIG 198 - Freedom Comes Not Through Law But Through Faith

Christians, declare your independence from the Law! Many Christians, it seems, have not realized that Christ set them free from God's Law. But since it's the truth, we might as well know and understand it so we can live a life of independence from the Law and of true freedom in Christ!

There are over 600 Laws in the Bible. So which Laws are we talking about here? As everyone knows, there are two covenants - the Old and the New. In the Old, we see that there are laws that are broken into three categories: sacrificial laws, dietary laws... AND what is known as "moral laws," or The Ten Commandments. Most Christians have no problem with the understanding that we don't live by the old sacrificial and dietary laws. But as we check out Paul's words in Galatians this week, we find out what he has to say about the latter set of laws, which many Christian seem to think are there for us to live by. If you see things that way, you may be surprised at what the Bible actually says about that!

In short, let's just say that walking by Law means that we are in bondage! To walk according to God's promise - to walk according to freedom - means to walk by faith, not law. We are children of faith and of the promise, not children of the flesh and bondage!

Next week: If our lives in Christ are not to be by Law, then what is the motivation and source of good works and righteous living?


  1. Last week you's said you's would get into the motivations for good works and righteous living next week, this week is next week from the view point of last week, now you say next week we'll talk about what we were suppose to talk about this week which is next week but will be last week when next week arrives, but like I told ya, I waited all last week for this week to get here and now your saying come again next week and we'll talk about what we told you we were gonna talk about this week which is next week but last week from next week...

    ps. last week I met 3 Weeks from N Carolina in Ohio...

  2. It just means we're extra-good with the whole 'tease' thing. ;)

  3. so your into hair styling too,,, stop over later and see if ya can do anything with mine...

    ps. better bring some markers cus your gonna need to draw some on my head first...

  4. Leonard, you crack me up!

    Joel, this is some good truth here! :)

  5. We are to be ready in season and out of season, to I guess we can tease in season and out of season, even if we don't have any reason to be teasin', but we aim to be pleasin' so if your lack of hair needs some teasin' then we'll be seizin' the opportunity.

    Oh yeah, and mainly preachin' the truth!

  6. Guy's Check this page out and audio, long files but worth the listen...

    Dang fire fox wont let me cut and paste,,, whats that about Joel ???

    I will reopen in explorer and paste short cut..


    cut and paste above to your browser...

  8. Thanks man, I'll give it a listen.