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January 15, 2023

The lesson on January 15, 2023 was part 8 of the “Law and Grace” series and this started answering the questions submitted with this series.  Wayne started reviewing Matthew 5:17-20 KJV.  We focused on the what it meant to fulfill the law in the context when Jesus came to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  Fulfil does not mean to continue.  The Lord fulfils the prophecy that was contained in the law as reflected in Matthew 11:13 KJV.  What laws should we obey today?  In looking at the imperatives in Ephesians, they are in the first and second parts.  Remember, Ephesians chapters 1-3 are the doctrinal section and chapters 4-6 is the practical portion.  These imperatives are: Eph. 2:11; 4:25-32; 5:1-3, 6-8, 11, 14-15, 17-18, 22, 25, 33; 6:1-2, 4-5, 9-11, 13-14, 17.  We see how PAul is clarifying what parts of the law we should observe filtering out the parts of the law that does not apply.  For example 1 Timothy 5:18 is based on Deuteronomy 25:4.  1 Timothy 5:19 is based on Deuteronomy 19:5. Ephesians 6:1-3 is pulled right from the law of Moses.  Wayne ended in saying he is not finished and will continue to study the law in the Old Testament to identify what God intended to continue with His moral law.

The scripture reading was from Deuteronomy 22:11 KJV “11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.”




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From the Study: Law and Grace