Grace Versus Regulation | Pastor Mark Driscoll


Grace Versus Regulation

Galatians 4:21 – Inform me, you who want to be beneath the regulation, do you not hearken to the regulation?

God created an atmosphere for every thing He created. This explains why birds flourish within the air, fish flourish beneath the water, and other people flourish in grace. You have been made for grace, and the extra you reside in an atmosphere of God’s grace, the more healthy you’ll turn out to be and extra your life will flourish.

Grace is three issues:

  1. The work Jesus Christ did for you by means of His sinless life, substitutionary demise, and bodily resurrection fulfilling the calls for of the regulation by grace.
  2. The work Jesus Christ does in you by means of the individual, presence, and energy of the Holy Spirit by grace.
  3. The work Jesus Christ does by means of you to dwell a fruitful life the place His works move by means of your life by grace.

The alternative of grace the place Jesus does all of the work of salvation for us is known as in Galatians (and different books of the Bible) “regulation”. Regulation is about what I do for God, not what God does for me. Regulation is about my efficiency, not Jesus’ efficiency. Regulation is about me doing issues for God’s love, not doing issues from God’s love.

Maybe the dominant theme of your entire e-book of Galatians is about grace versus regulation. If you happen to consider it by way of sports activities, Paul is on offense proclaiming the gospel of the grace of God in Jesus Christ, and on protection defending it from false lecturers who don’t consider that Jesus is sufficient. Regulation is the idea of artificial religions. Grace is the idea of God-given relationship.

Is your relationship with God primarily about regulation or grace? 


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