Law and Gospel Class

In this class, we will examine two essential teachings of the Bible: Law and Gospel. We will explore how the Spirit works through both Law and Gospel to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ and helps us read and apply Scripture to daily life. Join us on Sunday at 11 am and be enriched as the Spirit works through God's word of Law and His proclamation of the Gospel! Please contact Pastor Eggold for the information to attend.

Week 1 - June 7

The Law
By the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's Word, participants will (1) understand the nature of God's Law, (2) recognize the purpose for which God's Law has been given, and (3) appreciate the rich blessings of Christ, who has fulfilled the Law in our place.

Week 2 - June 14

The Gospel
By the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's Word, participants will: (1) understand the peculiar nature of the Gospel and the manner in which it differs from the Law, (2) recognize and be able to articulate the specific content of the Gospel message, and (3) appreciate and give thanks for the free forgiveness of sins which the Gospel communicates.

Week 3 - June 21

Distinguishing Law and Gospel
By the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's Word, participants will (1) understand the proper biblical distinction between Law and Gospel, (2) recognize the practical importance of properly distinguishing between the two, and (3) appreciate the divine purposes for which God has revealed both Law and Gospel to His people.

Week 4 - June 28

Applying Law and Gospel
By the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's Word, participants will (1) understand the effects of Law and Gospel upon those who hear them, (2) recognize the consequent need for the skillful application of Law and Gospel, and (3) appreciate the graciousness of God, who offers and applies the Gospel in many and various ways.

Week 5 - July 12

Law, Gospel, and Justification
By the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's Word, participants will (1) understand how Christ's birth, life, and death affect the Christian's relationship to the Law, (2) recognize that justification occurs not by the law, but only through the working of the gospel, and (3) appreciate the means Christ has instituted to effect and preserve our salvation.

Week 6 - July 26

Law, Gospel, and Sanctification
By the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's Word, we will (1) understand the proper distinction between justification and sanctification, (2) recognize a third use of the Law and its relation to Christian sanctification, and (3) appreciate and give humble thanks for the work of God Himself in sanctification.

Week 7 - August 23

Week 8 - August 30

Week 9 - September 13

Week 10 - September 27