BORN OF LAW OR GRACE?
INTRODUCTION: Was it the law thundered from Mt. Sinai or the
Lord crucified on Mt. Calvary.
I. PAUL'S DESIRE. v.l9-20
A. Can Be Seen In His Tender Appeal. l9a.
Deep affection and emotion; He had lead them
B. Can Be Seen In His Travail. l9b
Intense effort and anguish
C. Can Be Seen In His Desire For Transformation l9c
"Formed" - refers to the act of giving outward
expression of one's inner nature.
"Again" - tells us that at one time He was
clearly and abundantly evident in their
D. Can Be Seen In His Testimony. 20
l. Paul wished to be present. 20a
"Now" - at this very moment
2. Paul was perplexed. 20b
"change my voice" - change to some other
means of expression; "stand in doubt" -
not to know which way to turn.
II. PAUL'S DISCERNMENT. v.2l-30
"allegory" - a narrative w/a deeper meaning
behind it; it is a spiritual truth embodied
in history; a shadow from the eternal world
cast upon the sands of time; to speak another
meaning then what the language openly states;
still a historical truth.
A. The Condition. 2l
Rather be under law than grace
B. The Contrast. 22-30 ...
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