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2.2.1 Breaking the Law

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to use the Ten Commandments, otherwise known as the Moral Law, to bring about a conviction of sin and guilt before a holy and righteous God. This study will show that no one is sinless and all fall short of the glory of God.

Mark 10:17-20. The rich young ruler goes to Jesus to find eternal life and Jesus tells him, “You know the commandments.” What is wrong with the rich young ruler’s reply? “I have kept ALL of these since I was a boy.” What did the rich young ruler think about himself? I am a good person, just like you Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:8-9. Why did Jesus use the Ten Commandments? Jesus used the Ten Commandments to show this man that God alone was good and not him.

Romans 3:23. If a person sins, even one time, what happens?

James 2:10. If you break just one of the Ten Commandments will you be innocent in God’s eyes?

The answer is NO! You break one, you break them ALL.

Exodus 20:12. Have you ever dishonored your parents?

Conviction: What does that make you? A lawbreaker! Under Old Testament Law you should be killed!

Exodus 20:13. Have you ever murdered anyone before? Most people will say no! Now ask, have you ever hated anyone?

Matthew 5:21-22. What does Jesus say about a murder and a person who hates another? Conviction: What are you guilty of and what does that make you? A murder and a law breaker.

Exodus 20:14. Have you ever committed adultery before? No! Never been married. How about lust? Ever lusted before?

Matthew 5:27. What does Jesus say about adulterers and a person who lusts? Conviction: What are you guilty of and what does that make you? An adulterer and a law breaker.

Exodus 20:15. Have you ever stolen something regardless of the value? Conviction: What are you guilty of and what does that make you? A thief and a law breaker.

Exodus 20:16. Have you ever lied before? Even a little white lie? Conviction: What are you guilty of and what does that make you? A liar and a law breaker.

Now, out of the five commandments Jesus spoke of to the rich young ruler, how many did you break?

Read James 2:10-11. You break one, you break them ALL. What does this make you in the eyes of God? Guilty as sin! Ref: Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

Do you want to break down this wall? Read Acts 2:36-38

 

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