The law can only produce “works of the law”(Rom 3:28). The Gospel creates faith, which brings forth good works, which are called “fruits of the Spirit”—“love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5). So what are Christians to do with the law? How do Christians use the law? St. Paul tells Timothy, “But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully…” (1 Timothy 1:8). This lesson introduces the topic of using the law lawfully.
Handout: Baptism Apr 24 2016 Lesson 14