I.         As we study the Bible, we learn that God has had three laws in effect at different periods of time – The Patriarchal, The Mosaical, and Christ’s Law.             A.        Much confusion has arisen because people do not distinguish between these laws             B.        While the laws are related, because they all derive from the same source, they are…

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Question: My concern is to avoid a polluted and compromised gospel that turns people away from Christ or worse, inoculates them against the true gospel with cheap grace.  Your letter most likely triggered a reaction in me because I am right now driven to seek God for answers about some disturbing things around me in church…

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Matthew 5:17-20 by Bobby Graham When Jesus was teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, was he merely explaining the Law to bring the Jews into closer alignment with God’s will, or was he setting forth principles that would operate in the coming kingdom?  It is understood that there was already a kingdom operating, from…

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Text: II Thessalonians 1:3-10   I.         Without a doubt people make a mess of their lives             A.        One of the hardest things about studying with people these days is the tangle they create in their families                         1.         You have people who have married and divorced serval times                         2.         They have kids by multiple partners, some to whom they never…

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Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34   I.         Covenants play a major role throughout the Scriptures.             A.        These are not promises, such as to be somewhere next week. Nor are they just solemn oaths.             B.        Covenants create a binding relationship between people, much like a treaty. II.        Parts of a covenant             A.        People have analyzed not only the covenants in the Bible but…

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by M. W. Kiser via, The Sower, Vol. 53, No. 5, Sept/Oct. 2008. “Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they…

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Question: I need to understand Noah’s history. It says in Genesis 6:9 that Noah was a just man; that he walked with God. But what does it mean by “just?” I mean, there wasn’t a law at the time, Moses didn’t exist. The same about Cain killing Abel. God told him to do good when…

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Question: Is the flaw of the Old Covenant (Hebrews 8:7) that there was no way for sins to be completely forgiven (Hebrews 10:1-10)? Or was the law impossible to completely follow as well? If it was possible to completely follow, then what is Peter talking about in Acts 15:10 and what is the meaning of…

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Text: Matthew 12:1-14   I.         Schools have been placed in tough positions in the recent years             A.        They are told to keep religion out of schools. Almost every direct form of discipline has been forbidden to them.                         1.         The natural result is the steady decline in the moral standards of their students.                         2.         In response the community demands the…

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