The lesson taught on July 17, 2022 was part 14 of the “Running the Race” study. We reviewed what we learned previously regarding the two immutable things, which were presented in a graphic: 1. To the overcomer – “Surely I will bless …” and 2. The Priest of the overcomer – “Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec”. The body of this lesson covered the need to understand context and when looking at the Law, it required Wayne to categorize components of the Law which still apply to us in this age! The Moral Law continued where the ceremonial parts of the Law were going to be replaced upon Jesus’ return to the Earth. We looked at Psalm 110:1-7 KJV to see how David referred to what was started in Genesis and then what Paul was using to show why the Law had to change in Hebrews. The two books in the New Testament that really position that the Law could not save was Romans and Galatians. We learned how the Moral Law continues because PAul still references it in Ephesians and Colossians. (Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13-14; Ephesians 4:28 Thou shalt not steal; Ephesians 6:2 Honor father and mother; Colossians 2:14 blotting out ordinances (dogma based on Law) Hebrews 9:10,11). The Moral Law is simply stating what is right and wrong which still applies to us today.
The scripture reading was from Hebrews 8:1-5 KJV “1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.”