It is absolutely true that the law does not save us, but it is also absolutely true that we will not be saved by breaking it. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). What is the relationship, then, between Grace and the Law? What is the purpose of Grace?” “What is the purpose of the Law?” “And how do they work together for our salvation?” Let us find out together.
1. Who wrote the Ten Commandments?
“And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the ________ of God” (Ex. 31:18).
2. How does God define sin?
“For sin is the transgression of the ___” (1 John 3:4).
“To him that ________ to do good, and _______ it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).
3. Why did God give us His law?
4. Why is the law important?
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the ______ that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:48).
5. Can God’s law ever be change?
“And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the _____ to fail” (Luke 16:17). “The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever” (Ps. 111:7, 8).
6. Did Jesus abolish the law?
“_______ not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matt. 5:17, 18).
7. Will willful breakers of the law be saved?
“For if we _____ willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins” (Heb 10:26).
8. What is the purpose of Grace?
“For by _______ are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).
9. What is the purpose of the law?
“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the ____________ of sin” (Rom 3:20).
10. What is the only way we can obey the law?
“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own ______ in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us” (Rom 8:3, 4).
11. Isn’t a Christian under grace freed from sin?
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? ______ we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid” (Rom. 6:14, 15).
12. Do believe that the Christian, as a sign of the indwelling power and grace of Christ, should keep the Ten Commandments?