The Rest of the Story – Law of Grace?

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The story of Nadab & Abihu

  • Their father Aaron was Moses’ brother & the first priest of Israel!
  • Called by God to the top of Sinai, by name! Exodus 24:1, 11
  • Priest #2 and #3! Exodus 28:1
  • But the most notorious part of their story is their death! Leviticus 10:1

The story of Hophni & Phinehas

They received a lot of grace! God gives us direction, warnings, etc, but allows us to choose our path.
Deuteronomy 30:19

“The truth about grace might seem positive at first glance, but in order to embrace it, we have to come to terms with our need for it. And that means acknowledging our own depravity.”
-Brandon Cox

The truth: God is holy and without Him we are depraved, corrupt and immoral

Isaiah 64:6

Isaiah 6:5

Romans 5:20

Romans 6:23


Three hard, incontrovertible facts

Forgives
Ephesians 1:7

Renews
Titus 2:11-12

Helps
Matthew 6:11

Heals
Matthew 6:12

Empowers
1 Corinthians 10:13

Keeps
2 Timothy 1:12

 

So why does God seem so different in the Old Testament than He is in the New Testament?
Malachi 3:6

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