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In the Old Covenant, love was demanded.  In the New Covenant, love is given.

The love that is now described is not a “love” earned by keeping a list of rules, but a response to God’s great love toward us.

Works and Faith  – the New Covenant often talks of these two principles.  How do works and faith fare under this New Covenant of grace?  Aren’t “works” all the things you have to do to gain God’s approval?  In this session, Pastor Ann defines “works” and how they fit into the message of grace.

The Old Covenant was carried out by human power.  Mankind had a responsibility to obey the laws God set forth.  The New Covenant, however, is carried out by the Holy Spirit and was inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost.

 

Jesus was born under the Law.  He was born at the crossroads of the old and new covenants (law and grace).  Jesus brought the law back to its original context.  The religious had made the law manageable – able to handle it on their own merit.  But Jesus reminded them that the purpose of the law was to make them conscious to sin and reveal their need for a Savior.   In this session, Pastor Ann shows us how the Gospel of Grace has liberated us from the law and brings us God’s favor for every situation we face.