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Lesson 40 is entitled "Ordained to Life".  Paul's words found in Romans 7:7-25 are a continuation of his treatise on the law and its effect on the man after Adam verses the new man in Christ.  No man is free of claims of the law upon his soul because God has so created all things, including mankind, to witness to His person and His ways.  God's testimony cannot be avoided (Rom.1:19; 2:15). As has been declared, Jesus came to defeat sin and death, not to destroy the law.  The continuing voice of the law has one effect on the non-convenant man and a differing effect on the covenant believer.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  


Lesson 39 is entitled "Dead to the Law."  Much confusion as to the believers continuing obligation to the Law has been based upon a misreading of Romans 7:1-6. Verbiage such as "ye are become dead to the law" (vs. 4) and "ye are delivered from the law" (verse 6), if read through an antinomian presupposition, could appear to support a position for the invalidation of the law in the New Covenant era. Therefore, careful exegesis is necessary to discover the meaning of the words of the Apostle Paul.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 



Lesson 38 is entitled "Creation's Testimony of the Law." In Romans, chapters 1 and 2, Paul clearly sets forth that God's eternal reality is revealed by the things which He has created.  He has stamped his truth onto the creation.  "But God's angers is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness.  For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made.  So they have excuse" (Rom. 1:18-20 Moffatt's). "While Gentiles who have no law obey instinctively the Law's requirement, they are a law to themselves, even though thy have the law; they exhibit the effect of the Law written on their hearts, their conscience bears them witness, as their moral convictions accuse or it may be defend them" (Rom. 2:14-15 Mofatt's).Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   



 Lesson 37 is entitled "The True Jew." Paul summarizes his thought by stating that the true Jew, the true covenant man, is not found through natural birth or human lineage nor through a religious rite such as circumcision.  The Gentile who has the Law of God writhed on his heart through being born again is as true a Jew and heir to all the promises as was Abraham himself. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   



Lesson 36 is entitled "Understanding the Law from Romans Part 2." In the second chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul continues to challenge both Jew and Gentile with the demands of "the just shall live by faith" (1:17). To be in right standing with God via His covenant grace requires living righteously and doing the works of righteousness.  Having framed his message of covenant life for both Jew and Gentile, Paul continues tearing down any unbiblical lines of differentiation. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.    



Lesson 35 is entitled "Understanding the Law from Romans Part 1." A cursory reading of some New Testament passages can seem to position the Law in a negative light or even appear to be communicating that the Law was cancelled and has no continuing application for today's believer.  These passages need to be examined and balanced with other portions of Scripture. We will begin in the book of Romans remembering that the Apostle Paul admonished Timothy, "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  We must likewise heed that admonition. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   



Lesson 34 is entitled "The Garden and the Gate - Part 2." Adam was assigned the job of guarding the garden and subjugating, or bringing under his authority, all parts of the Garden. He was to keep it holy ensuring that all aspects of his labor and his ethics matched God's Word.  When Adam failed to guard by enforcing God's decrees, he not only forfeited the garden but he was also replaced as the guardian of the Garden. Angels were set to guard the way. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  





Lesson 33 is entitled "The Garden and the Gate - Part 1." God created Adam and Eve and placed them inside of the Garden. Although Adam was mandated for worldwide dominion (Gen. 1:26-28), he was not yet ready for full activation as he lacked full maturity.  Even the naming of the animals was tutorial because he learned his need for a helper fulfilling the task. The Garden training ground and Adam's fellowship with his Father would have provided an environment in which Adam would have learned the ways of God and understood the heart of God. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   



Lesson 32 is entitled "The New Testament Law of Love - Part 2."  Jesus commanded His followers to follow His example of love by laying down their lives for another (John 15:13).  In addition to the Gospels, many of the epistles reiterate Christ's commandment to love.  How love acts is not a new concept found only in the New Covenant; but within the pages of the New Testament, love is fully revealed and fully defined. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  




Lesson 31  The New Testament continually addresses Christ's command that we love one another.  Love is expressed through deeds that follow God's moral commandments.  Loving God can be more fully defined in the first five of the Ten Commandments and loving our neighbor is more categorically explained in the last five of the Ten Commandments. Love is not emotional lawlessness. Love does not trespass against God or our fellowman. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 





Lesson 30 is entitled "The Royal Law of Love - Part 2." The royal law of love is also referred to as the law of liberty (James 2:8-12). Liberty results when a person does not incarcerate his own soul by bringing it into the bondages of sin (Rom 6:15) and when a law-keeping citizen does not transgress the laws that would result in his incarceration.  Ps. 119:45 declares, "I walk at liberty for I seek they precepts." Law-keeping is biblically synonymous with the practices of loving God and loving our fellowman (Matt.22:36-40). Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


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