The Old Testament Gospel of Grace
Abraham, The Law, and Christ
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Introduction: Doing Theology with Huck and Jim
ABRAHAM >> FAITH >> GENTILES
Justification has always been by grace through faith (3:6-7)
• Genesis 15:1-6
Gentiles have always been justified by grace through faith (3:8-9)
• Genesis 12:1-3; 18:17-18; 22:18
LAW >> WORKS >> CURSE
The law does not justify; it only curses (3:10-11)
• Deuteronomy 27:26; Habakkuk 2:4
The law operates as a system of doing not believing (3:12)
• Leviticus 18:5
CHRIST >> REDEMPTION >> BLESSING >> SPIRIT
Christ redeems us from the curse of the law (3:13)
• Deuteronomy 21:22-23
Christ’s redemption connects us to the Abrahamic blessing and the Spirit (3:14)
• Isaiah 44:1-3
The Gospel Truth:
Salvation has always been by grace through faith,
and now the accomplishments of Christ
have freed us from the curse of the Law,
bringing us the promised Holy Spirit.
- Monday: Genesis 12:1-3
- Tuesday: Genesis 15:1-6
- Wednesday: Habakkuk 2:1-4
- Thursday: Isaiah 44:1-5
- Friday: Galatians 3:15-18
Next Steps from Today’s Message
- I will adjust my understanding in the Old Testament to include justification by grace through faith.
- I will solidify my understanding of my own salvation as justification by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Home Church Questions
- Read Galatians 3:6-14.
- Is there anything that was new, memorable, or meaningful from this week’s message?
- Is there an immediate application you know you need to make?
- Did this message change your understanding of salvation in the Old Testament?
- What was the object of Abraham’s faith?
- What does the life and death of Christ accomplish?
- How is salvation different in the Old Testament? How is salvation the same in the Old Testament?
- God’s plan has always been to include the Gentiles. How does this change our reading of the Old Testament?
- Why is the New Testament believer’s possession of the Holy Spirit so important?
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