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The Relationship of Law and Grace (7 of 16)
Series: Being Set Free: Galatians
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE LAW IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PROMISE OF GOD
II.THE LAW IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PURPOSE OF GOD
III.THE LAW IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE POWER OF GOD
Tonight I'm preaching from the book of Galatians Chapter 3 and we are going to begin in Verse 15 where we left off last Sunday night. You know I really intend on Sunday night to teach and last Sunday night I got excited and got to preaching and I got to the end of my message before I covered all the scripture but that's okay, I didn't end the message, I just went back and picked up any way. Amen?
Tonight I want to talk about the relationship of law and grace. I just want to say to you tonight that the book of Galatians is a book that if we can grasp and understand will help us never to doubt our salvation because we will be convinced and understand why salvation has to be of grace and why it can have nothing to do with us.
The reason that's important is that Dwight L. Moody said it like this. He said he had never known a Christian to be effective in his Christian life and witness who was not secure in his salvation.
It's sort of like the little boy who planted a garden and it didn't seem to be growing. His mother wondered why his garden didn't grow when he went out to his garden every day and tended it. She found out he was going out every day and digging up the seeds to see if they were coming up yet.
A lot of people are like that in their Christian life. They are going back to the beginning. They are going back to the seed because they've never settled the fact that salvation is by grace.
The Galatians were like this and so Paul wrote the letter to the Galatians to show them through Old Testament illustration mainly why salvation by grace had been planned by God from the foundation of the world. It was not something that came along after Moses and the law but it was something that p ...
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