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11: The Apostles and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: The apostles made no mention of the law being changed. They mention that grace that comes through Christ compels us to obey the law.

[Lesson Plan for The Apostles and the Law June 9,2014]

1. Have a volunteer read 1 Peter 2:9-15.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why does Peter tell Christians to submit ourselves to every law of man?
c. Personal Application: How does obeying man’s law and [...]

10: The Law and the Covenants – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Both the Old and New Covenants are a restatement of the covenant of grace in which salvation is given to sinners through faith in Christ’s atoning sacrifice.

[Lesson plan for Christ, the Law and the Covenants June 2, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 9:12-17.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How does the rainbow show that God’s covenant with mankind was an eternal, or unchangeable [...]

09: Christ, The Law, and the Gospel – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God’s law, together with His grace, provides the focus of the gospel: God’s love for humanity and His desire to save us into His eternal kingdom..

[Lesson Plan for Christ, the Law and the Gospel May 26, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:7-12.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What did Paul mean when he said he was alive once without the law, but [...]

08: The Law of God and The Law of Christ – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The new commandment of love that Jesus taught was in full accordance with the intent and purpose of the law of God given in the Ten Commandments.

[Lesson plan for The Law of God and the Law of Christ May 19, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 19:16-22.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How does this story show the spiritual nature of the law [...]

07: The End of the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Being obedient to the law is not in conflict with grace. Loving obedience is the result of receiving God’s grace in our lives, not the means to salvation.

[Lesson plan for Christ, the End of the Law May 12,2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:19-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What law was added because of transgressions? What is the Bible definition of sin? [...]

06: Christ’s Death and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we all can experience victory over death, which is the result of breaking God’s law..

[Lesson plan for Christ's Death and the Law May 5, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:1-6.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean in this passage that we are delivered from the law? Does this mean we don’t have [...]

05: Christ and the Sabbath – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Christ came to magnify the Sabbath as the symbol of Creation and of Redemption.

[Lesson plan for Christ and the Sabbath April 28, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 20:8-11.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why does the commandment also tell us to work six days? Can a person be guilty of breaking this commandment by not working the other six days?
c. Personal Application: [...]

04: Christ and the Law in the Sermon on the Mount – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus tells us that He did not come to do away with the law, but to magnify it and show the need of the Holy Spirit in order to keep it.

[Lesson plan for Christ and the Law in the Sermon on the Mount April 21, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 5:17-20.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why does Jesus emphasize the law [...]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus respected the law and underlined the lessons about God’s grace and power revealed in the law.

[Lesson plan for Christ and the Law of Moses April 7,2014]

1. Have a volunteer read John 5:1.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How did Jesus relate to and demonstrate His obedience to the law?
c. Personal Application: How do the feasts help explain to us what Jesus has [...]

01: Laws in Christ’s Day – lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Various laws governed society in the time of Christ. An understanding of the historical and cultural context provides a framework for God’s moral law, the Ten Commandments.

[Lesson plan for Laws In Christ's Day March 31. 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 2:1-5.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why would Joseph and Mary obey the law of the land on taxes when she was [...]