The Law of the Land
As Christians, we talk a lot about grace. Our whole lives, our relationship with God, it’s all grace. It’s all a gracious gift from God. That’s how God has saved, sanctified, and upheld us; it’s all his grace. But that begs a question, doesn’t it? If our faith and our relationship with God is grace, then why does scripture have all those laws in it (especially in the Old Testament)? If we can’t earn our relationship with God; he simply gives it to us, then why do we still need to follow the law or care about what it says? That’s what this sermon series will be about. In the next three weeks, we’re going to look at the relationship between law and grace, and how it is that we, as Christians, might continue to care about and take both seriously.