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Class 17: Grace


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Part 2: Where's Law now?

(This is part 2 of 9 parts in this class)


Grace comes to us in Christ Jesus so we can enter into right or righteous living in Him. An opening statement of John in his Gospel declares to us,

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 1:17 - NKJV


The law given through Moses remains in force over the ungodly who do not allow grace to bring them to Christ. (1 Timothy 1:9) Yet, for all those who have accepted Christ's sacrifice and His New Covenant it is taken out of the way.


Paul proclaimed to the Colossian church,

He has utterly wiped out the written evidence of broken commandments which always hung over our heads, and has completely annulled it by nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 2:14 - J.B. Phillips' translation


Elsewhere Paul writes,

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 10:4 - NKJV


What do we have from God in its place? Grace! We have been placed under grace. The dynamic influence of grace has arrived to replace the stone cold wall of the law.

Now, as a result, Paul is able to declare to us,

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 6:14 - NKJV


Grace has been given us in Christ Jesus to bring about in us right living.