07: The End of the Law – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker


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 … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: O Wretched Man!

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(Rom. 7:21-25) Read Romans 7:13-25. How are we to understand these verses? Is Paul talking about an unconverted man, or is this the experience of the converted? What reasons can you give for your answer? If you were unsure as to whom these verses refer, you are not alone. Theologians also have wrestled with this … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Law and Grace

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(Rom. 6:15-23) One of the most difficult concepts for Christians to comprehend is the continued role of the law for the one saved by grace. If a believer attains righteousness by accepting the sufficiency of the life and death of Jesus, why is it still necessary to keep the law? This question provides another opportunity … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Where Sin Abounded

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(Rom. 5:12-21) Though it points out sins, the law is powerless to save us from them. That very powerlessness, however, shows us our need for Jesus, the only solution for sin. Read Romans 5:12-21. In what way is the message of God’s grace revealed in these texts? Notice in this passage the constant association between … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ, the End of the Law

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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 5:12-21, Rom 6:15-23, Rom 7:13-25, Rom 9:30-10:4, Gal. 3:19-24. Memory Text: For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes (Romans 10:4, NRSV). A well-known magazine ran a full-page ad with a headline that read: Achieve Immortality! (we’re not kidding). … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A New Life

Moses Ntekereze
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Ten-year-old Moses stared out the airplane window at the large city below. This would be his new home. What will it be like to live in the United States? Moses wondered. Will I make friends here? Will I even be able to talk to them? For as long as Moses could remember, his family had … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s Death and the Law


Further Study: Ellen G. White, It Is Finished, pp. 758-764, in The Desire of Ages. The law requires righteousness,-a righteous life, a perfect character; and this man has not to give. He cannot meet the claims of God’s holy law. But Christ, coming to the earth as man, lived a holy life, and developed a … [Click to read more …]

Justification: Just Declared Right or Made Right?

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While working as a supervisor for a world-wide delivery company, I had an employee who was just a few minutes late every morning. I asked my supervisor what I should do to get him to be on time. His answer shocked me. “Change his start time a few minutes so he will be on time.” … [Click to read more …]

06: Christ’s Death and the Law – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Christ’s Death and the Law May 7, 2014] Intro. Are you like me in that you dread reading or hearing about how cruel people were to the kindest Being in the universe? If Jesus had gone around beating people up and knocking them around, that would be one thing, but did He ever do … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Curse of the Law

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(Gal. 3:10-14) What do the following texts tell us about human nature? How do we see the reality of this truth every day? Ps. 51:5, Isa. 64:6, and Rom. 3:23. With the exception of Christ, all human beings have a common experience in that all have been infected by Adam’s sin. Consequently, no natural person can … [Click to read more …]