Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, Oct 4, 2009


GOD’S COVENANTS – Part 10:  The Mosaic Law, Part 2:

Communion Special:   The Mosaic Law vss the Achievements of the Cross

(Messiah & A.C. #256)


Salvation ( Mt 20:28; Jn 10:28-30); the spiritual life (Jn 15:14; 14:23), spiritual maturity (Rev 2-3)


A.   Purposes of the Mosaic Law.


            1.  The Mosaic Covenant was never designed for salvation or sanctification.      


            2.   MC was designed to keep Israel as a distinction people, Lev 18:1-3.


            3.    The MC was to provide a rule of life for the OT believer and orient him to absolutes and universals.


            4.   Mosaic Law was designed to define sin and to bring condemnation, Rom 7:7-12.


            5.    The Mosaic Law was a temporary measure, Rom 10:4; Gal 3:15; Heb 7:11ff.


            6.  Mosaic Covenant in its entirety was designed as a test for the Israelites in relation to obedience to the Word of God, the prophets, and the Coming Messiah. Dt 18:15-18; Rom 10:1-4; 2 Chron 36:14-16.


B.   The Christian is not under the Mosaic Law.


            1.   The Christian who lives under the Mosaic Law makes Christ a minister of sin, Gal 2:17.


            2.  The believer does not receive spiritual resources through the Mosaic Law, Gal 3:1-5. 


            3.   The Mosaic Law brings nothing but condemnation, Gal 3:10-14.  


            4.  Salvation blessing has it’s a priori claim before the existence of the Mosaic Law, Gal 3:15-17.  


            5.   The Mosaic Law is totally unable to bring spiritual life, Gal 3:21.


            6.   The Mosaic Law was intended only for the age of spiritual childhood, Gal 3:23-24.


            7.   The Mosaic Law brings bondage, Gal 4:9; 5:1


            8.  The believer who tries to live under the Mosaic Law is obligated to keep the whole law, Gal 5:3. 


            9.    The persuasion to put the believer under the Mosaic Law is not from God,  Gal 5:8.


            10.   The supernatural power to fulfill the Law comes through the HS, Gal 5:18.


            11.   The believer’s weaknesses and proneness to sin calls for life in God’s grace under the law of Christ, not under the Mosaic Law, Gal 6:1-5, 13. 


C.    Christ was cursed by God as He bore all of the penalties of all human violations of the Law, Gal 3:13; Mk 10:45; Isa 53; Jn 1:29.


            1.   As God the Father placed our sins on Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ was “cursed,”  made  sin,” as our “substitute,”  Gal 3:13; Isa 53.         


            2.   All judgment, being made sin, and cursing was “FOR US.”


            3.  Christ was cursed as He bore all of our sins in order that we might inherit the +R of God by faith as illustrated by Abraham, Gal 3:14; 2 Cor 5:21.


            4.  The Great Exchange/Transfer: He took our curses, so what we can receive His blessings;  He became sin with our sin, so that we may become righteous with His righteousness


            5.   At the moment a person places faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, God IMPUTES Christ’s righteousness to that person’s account.      


            6.   The meaning and blessings of imputation. 


            7.   Christ’s substitution for us (Rom 5:8; 2 Cor 5:17-19).  


            8.   The four word pictures depicting the achievements of the Cross.

                        a)   Propitiation, Rom 3:24-25.   

                        b)   Redemption, 1 Pt 1:18-19. 

                        c)   Justification, Rom 3:28; 8:33.

                        d)   Reconciliation, 2 Cor 5:18-21.


D.  The Cross and the Revelation of God.

            1.  The Cross reveals the glory of God, Jn 17:5.  

            2.   The Cross reveals the Justice of God, Rom 3:21-26.   

            3.   The Cross reveals the love of God, Rom 5:8.

            4.   The Cross reveals the wisdom of God, Rom 11:33-36; 1 Cor 1:17-2:5.

            5.   The Cross reveals the power of God, Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 1:17-2:5.


E.   Communion:  Entering into the Celebration of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ,

1 Cor 11:23-26.