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Law

Outline

 

1. The Beginning of Law

2. Divinely Communicated through Moses

3. Preserved in the ARK

4. To be Taught by the Priests

5. Obedience to the Law Required

6. For the Government of the Nation

7. The Shadow, Not the Substance

8. Fulfilled by Christ

9. Superseded by the Gospel

 

 

1. The Beginning of Law

 

Genesis 2:16-17 But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”

 

Romans 5:13 Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break.

 

Romans 7:7 Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, “You must not covet.”

 

2. Divinely Communicated through Moses

 

Leviticus 26:46 These are the decrees, regulations, and instructions that the Lord gave through Moses on Mount Sinai as evidence of the relationship between himself and the Israelites.

 

Acts 7:38 Moses was with our ancestors, the assembly of God’s people in the wilderness, when the angel spoke to him at Mount Sinai. And there Moses received life-giving words to pass on to us.

 

3. Preserved in the ARK

 

Exodus 25:16 When the Ark is finished, place inside it the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, which I will give to you.

 

4. To be Taught by the Priests

 

Leviticus 10:11 And you must teach the Israelites all the decrees that the Lord has given them through Moses.”

 

 Ezra 7:10 This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.

 

5. Obedience to the Law Required

 

Deuteronomy 4:40 If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

 

Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.

 

6. For the Government of the Nation

 

Deuteronomy 17:18-19 “When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy for himself this body of instruction on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests. 19 He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees.

 

7. The Shadow, Not the Substance

 

Hebrews 10:1 The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship.

 

8. Fulfilled by Christ

 

Matthew 5:17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.

 

Romans 10:4 For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.

 

9. Superseded by the Gospel

 

Luke 16:16 “Until John the Baptist, the law of Moses and the messages of the prophets were your guides. But now the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is eager to get in.

 

John 1:7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.

 

Galatians 2:21 I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/26/2010