The Law of Freedom Pt 2

Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

WE ARE DESIGNED TO BE AN EXPRESSION OF GOD’S LOVE!

Rom 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

LOVE SUPPLIES A DOUBLE MOTIVATION

1. OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD

2. RIGHT CONDUCT TOWARDS MAN

1. John 14:15 If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

THE MOTIVATION FOR OBEYING THE LORD IS LOVE.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

THE ONLY MOTIVATION THAT WORKS FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME IS LOVE

2. OUR MOTIVATION FOR PEOPLE

Rom 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

NEW TESTAMENT LOVE IS PROGRESSIVE

Phil 4:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

YOUR MISTAKE DOES NOT CHANGE WHO YOU ARE

Rom 4:4 Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

Luke 22:31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 But he said to Him, “Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!” 34 And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me.”

3 APPLICATIONS FOR LIFE

1. BUILD UP YOUR FAITH. (Biblical faith)

Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God,

2. WORK OUT THAT LOVE BY SERVING

Gal 5:13 “Through love serve one another”

3. THROUGH PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY BECOME MORE AND MORE SENSITIVE TO THE WAY LOVE APPLIES IN EACH SITUATION

Ps 119:38 Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You.

The Law of Freedom Pt 1

Law of Freedom

Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

Rom 8:3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the (righteous) requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Rev 19:8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

THE REQUIREMENT THAT IS TO BE FULFILLED IN US THAT PAUL IS TALKING ABOUT IS LOVE!

Matt 22:35 One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

THE ONE THING THAT GOD HAS ALWAYS REQUIRED FIRST AND FOREMOST IS LOVE.

Gal 5:22,25 The fruit of the Spirit is love… living and walking by the Spirit

2 John 5 “Not writing a new commandment, but one from the beginning.

1 Tim 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion (IDDLE TALK)

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Rom 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Gal 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Gal 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

FAITH WITHOUT LOVE ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING

Rom 5:5 the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

THE MOMENT WE GET INTO WORKS AND NOT FAITH THE FOUNTAIN IS SHUT OFF AND WE ARE LEFT TO THE CARNAL NATURE WHICH IS NEVER ENOUGH

LOVE IS THE PRIMARY EMPHASIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

IT IS THE CENTER OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY

IT IS THE KEY THAT CAUSES EVERY OTHER SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE TO WORK IN OUR LIVES.

Col 3:14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in the love of God