The lesson on November 13, 2022 was part 4 of the “Law and Grace” study. Wayne took time to review what we have previously learned but he continued with focusing on what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 3:31 “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” We find out how in Romans 4. We looked at the Greek word “καταργοῦμεν” for abolish or “make none effect” and reviewed Luke 13:7; Romans 3:3, 31; 4:14 just to cover a few. He then explained that we have many types in the Old Testament and the Law of Christ and that they form a feedback loop. The more you know of Christ, the more you see types in the law showing his role in justification and many others. When PAul explains to Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:8-11 KJV, he emphasized the Law is good… and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine which was committed to Paul’s trust. It seems that PAul wants us to use it lawfully. We need to find out how. Wayne showed us how the Temple was built with a vail separating the holiest place that was ripped from top to bottom. In the Acts period, the Jew and Gentile were two and the Jew came first. When the Mystery was revealed after Acts, we learn of the middle wall of partition is now gone because we are made as one new man, so making peace. The lesson ended with looking at Ephesians 2:15 showing that “having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances. The lessons to follow will dive deep into these ordinances.
The scripture reading was from 2 Cor 3:6-13 KJV “6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. 12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:”