Dec 12, 2021
Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 3
Exodus 20 - The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 3
 
What is our relationship with “The Law”
 
6. We are under the “law of Christ”.
We obey this “law of Christ” by:
1. Living to the standard of His example.
2. Being motivated by His love.
3. Being powered by His Spirit.
4. Rightly dividing His Word.
 
Moral Law - fulfilled yet binding & enhanced
Ceremonial Law - fulfilled and finished
Civil Law - for our wisdom & instruction
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  • Dec 12, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 3
    Dec 12, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 3
    Exodus 20 - The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 3
     
    What is our relationship with “The Law”
     
    6. We are under the “law of Christ”.
    We obey this “law of Christ” by:
    1. Living to the standard of His example.
    2. Being motivated by His love.
    3. Being powered by His Spirit.
    4. Rightly dividing His Word.
     
    Moral Law - fulfilled yet binding & enhanced
    Ceremonial Law - fulfilled and finished
    Civil Law - for our wisdom & instruction
  • Dec 5, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 2
    Dec 5, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 2
    Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant 2
     
    What is our relationship with “The Law”
    1. The term “law” is used in many different ways in the New Testament.
    - the Ten Commandments - the covenant of the law (old covenant) - the first five books of the OT (Pentateuch) - all of scripture (Psalm 1:2; Ps. 119:97; James 1:25) - any demand by God for His creation - a principle or power at work - (Rom. 7:23; Rom. 8:2)
     
    2. “The Law” is summed up by love.
    - God gave the law because He loved them. - Love fulfills the law. - (Matt. 22:37-40; Mark 12:29-31; Luke 10:27-28; Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 5:14) - The law teaches us what love is. - Love is law. - Love does not save us. - Love is a fruit/result of being saved. - We love because He first loved us.
     
    3. A distinction must always be made between LAW and GOSPEL.
    - ‘Covenant of LAW’ vs. ‘Covenant of GRACE’. - LAW is what we do. GOSPEL is what God does. - The GOSPEL saves us. The LAW, we obey because we are saved. - The GOSPEL makes so no one can boast. - because God alone is glorified in it.
    - We will always drift toward the LAW.
     
    4. Being “free from the Law”, does not mean we are free from obeying God.
    - We are free from the curse of the Law. - We are now FREE TO OBEY. - We are free because we have the inner “law” of the Spirit. - Our motive for obedience is love for God and gratitude for what He has done. - Obedience is an evidence of salvation.
     
    5. Additional purposes for the Law
      1. All men will be judged by the Law.
      2. The Law is for unbelievers.
      3. The Law awakens a desire to sin.
      4. The Law put us to death.
     
    A death we died vicariously in Christ; which in turn frees us from the covenant of the Law.
  • Nov 29, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant
    Nov 29, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant
    Exodus 20 – The Law Through the Eyes of the New Covenant
     
    What is our relationship with “The Law”
     
    1. The term “law” is used in many different ways in the New Testament.
    - the Ten Commandments
    - the covenant of the law (old covenant)
    - the first five books of the OT (Pentateuch)
    - all of scripture (Psalm 1:2; Ps. 119:97; James 1:25)
    - any demand by God for His creation
    - a principle or power at work (Rom. 7:23; Rom. 8:2)
     
    2. “The Law” is summed up by love.
    - God gave the law because He loved them.
    - Love fulfills the law. (Matt. 22:37-40; Mark 12:29-31; Luke 10:27-28; Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 5:14)
    - The law teaches us what love is.
    - Love is law.
    - Love does not save us.
    - Love is a fruit/result of being saved.
    - We love because He first loved us.
  • Nov 14, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 4
    Nov 14, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 4
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 4
     
    What does the fifth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT teaches that this command is God’s will for a New Covenant believer.
    - We are to honor God as our heavenly Father.
    - Parents are a “stand in” for godly authority.
    - We are to honor the “brotherhood of believers” as our new spiritual family.
     
    What does the sixth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT expands it to an internal motive of love rather than prohibiting an external act.
    - The NT expands it to “do no harm to your neighbor, but instead return good for evil”.
    - We “image” God by loving as He loves…
    - By forgiving as He forgives.
     
    What does the seventh commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT expands it to include complete sexual purity in body, heart and mind.
    - We are to selflessly love our spouse as Christ has loved the church.
    - This command highlights God’s faithfulness.
    - Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
     
    What does the eighth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT teaches this command.
    - The NT teaches us to work to provide for ourselves AND so that we can give to others.
    - God is our Provider.
    - Everything we have comes from Him.
    - We glorify Him when we trust Him to provide.
     
    What does the ninth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT expands it to include only speaking words that will build others up.
    - We are “on the side of truth”.
    - We are to “walk in the truth”.
    - We are to “speak the truth in love”
    - Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life.
     
    What does the tenth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT shows coveting to be the evil desires that cause every other sin.
    - Coveting is a sin of the heart that is idolatry.
    - It is desiring something else besides God.
    - Coveting is doubting that God is truly sufficient for all that we want or need.
  • Nov 7, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 3
    Nov 7, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 3
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 3
    Are the Ten Commandments for the New Covenant believer? How does New Covenant teaching advance or diminish the Ten Commandments? The Purpose for the Law is: 1. To reveal the glory of God 2. To reveal sin 3. To reveal our need for grace What does the second commandment say to those in the New Covenant? - Our God is Holy. He is set apart from His creation. - We walk by faith and not by sight. [2 Cor. 5:7] - Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. [Rom. 10:17] - We worship Him in Spirit and in truth. [John 4:24] What does the third commandment say to those in the New Covenant? - We are no longer just image-bearers, we are Name-bearers. [1 Peter 4:16] - We no longer live. Christ lives in us. [Gal. 2:20] - We live for the purpose of the Name. [Acts 4:18] What does the fourth commandment say to those in the New Covenant? - Our Sabbath rest in found in Christ - He completed all work needed to redeem us. - In Him we rest in our striving against sin. - We set aside the “eighth” day to worship Him. - Christ has provided an eternal Sabbath rest for us.
  • Oct 31, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 2
    Oct 31, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 2
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 2
    The Purpose for the Law is: 1. To reveal the glory of God 2. To reveal sin 3. To reveal our need for grace Are the Ten Commandments for the New Covenant believer? How does New Covenant teaching advance or negate the Ten Commandments?
  • Oct 24, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law
    Oct 24, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law
     
    Revealing the Glory of God
    1. You shall have no other gods before Me. - He alone is the one true God. 2. You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not bow down or worship them. - He is a limitless God. He is unimaginable. 3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. - He is Holy in all His attributes. 4. Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy. - He provides eternal rest in Christ. 5. Honor your father and mother. - He is the perfect Father. 6. You shall not murder. - He is Life; the Author of life. 7. You shall not commit adultery. - He is eternally faithful. 8. You shall not steal. - He is our Provider. 9. You shall not bear false witness. - He is the Truth. 10. You shall not covet. - He is all sufficient.
  • Oct 17, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 19 – At Mt Sinai
    Oct 17, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 19 – At Mt Sinai
    Exodus 19 – At Mt Sinai
    The New (Old) Covenant In the Presence of the LORD at Mount Sinai
    Hebrews 12 18 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom, and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken.
  • Oct 10, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Battle With the Amalekites
    Oct 10, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Battle With the Amalekites
    Exodus 17 – Battle With the Amalekites
     
    The “Providence of God” View The “The Daily Life of a Believer” View God is our Healer, and Provider, and now our strength. This passage is a cross section of our own daily battle against the enemy. - We have an outer self (Joshua). - We have an inner self (Moses) united with Christ. - Both are wholly dependent upon the power of God. - God designed the Church so we have others to help us in our time of weakness.
     
    The “Power of the Cross” View Through the cross of Christ, God has given His power to an army of His people.
    Power over: The penalty of sin The power of sin The presence of sin
  • Oct 3, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Water From the Rock
    Oct 3, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Water From the Rock
    Exodus 17 – Water From the Rock
     
    What does it mean to test the Lord? 1. They grumbled ABOUT God, as if He wasn’t there. 2. They quarreled with God’s servants, asking the creature to supply what only the Creator can. 3. They tried God. They sat in the judge’s seat and saw God as the defendant, They demanded answers from God. 4. They were faithless, in spite of God’s faithfulness. 5. They were more concerned with their own “needs” than they were of God’s glory or purpose.
     
    Water from the Rock was a Gospel foreshadowing. - Christ is the Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4). - He was “struck” in the place of His people. - He was struck by a man. - He was struck by God. - He was struck by the rod of judgment. - He was struck once. - From the Rock flowed the water of life. - The Spirit flows out to God’s people. - To flow from human hearts as a fountain of life.
  • Sep 26, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat 2
    Sep 26, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat 2
    Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat 2
     
    God’s Provision for His People
     
    Four Things To Remember
     
    1. There is a connection between Christ and bread. - He was born in Bethlehem (house of bread). - He multiplied bread to feed many in the wilderness. - He called Himself the Bread of Life (John 6:35). - He was recognized when He broke bread (Luke 24:30-31). - When He gave bread to Judas; Satan entered him. - His written Word is also compared to “bread”. - He is the Bread that unites all of God’s children into one loaf/body.
     
    2. How important it is for us to hearken to God’s word. - They treated the words of God with disregard. - They did not pay attention to the precise details. - They could not simply listen/obey God without: - first knowing the “why” behind it. - first relying on their own experience. - They proved by this that they did not really believe. God’s people are marked by their faith in what He says.
     
    3. There remains a Sabbath rest for us. - We rest from being slaves to sin. - We rest from our work to satisfy God’s commands. - We set aside a day a week to worship and fellowship. - We have an eternal “rest”. - a promise of an eternal “Promised Land”. Jesus Christ is our Sabbath Rest.
     
    4. The longsuffering mercy of God toward His people.
  • Sep 19, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat
    Sep 19, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat
    Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat
     
    Five Areas of Learning from the OT 1. Learn the historical narrative. 2. See each passage in context of the “grand story of redemption”. 3. Learn about the greatness of our God. 4. Learn faith lessons from men of faith (or from men of no faith). 5. Types and Shadows of the Gospel and NT doctrines (or repeating themes).
     
    Sins 1. They forgot God’s faithfulness in the past. 2. They forgot God’s powerful works in the past. 3. They are not trusting God...His goodness nor His promises. 4. They are trusting in themselves. 5. They have lost sight of the future God promised. 6. They attribute evil intentions to God/His servants. 7. They desire the comforts of Egypt over the plan of God.
     
    The Testing of God 1. Will they trust that I am God? 2. Will they trust Me to provide all their needs? 3. Will they trust Me to DAILY supply their needs? 4. Will they trust that My provision is much better than what they had in Egypt? 5. Will they trust Me by listening carefully to My word? 6. Will they learn and grow from what I want to teach them through this?
  • Sep 12, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 15 – God Meets Their First Need
    Sep 12, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 15 – God Meets Their First Need
    Four Takeaways from Exodus 15
    God is the complete source of all that we need. - He defines what we need by what He wants
    Our greatest need is to receive His revelation to us. - God’s children are marked by hearing His words.
    God tests His people - to prove their faith. - to reveal genuine faith, and to strengthen it.
    The faith we AFFIRM when we WORSHIP... ...we must APPLY when we WALK.
  • Jul 18, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 63
    Jul 18, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 63
    Psalm 63
    Three Components that Produce a Longing for God 1. Love for God comes by first receiving His love for us. - David first received loving kindness from God. 2. Love for God comes by removing all other “gods”. - In the wilderness, David’s love for God was revealed, tested and strengthened. 3. Love for God comes from a confident hope for the future. - David looked ahead to what he knew would happen.
  • May 30, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 7)
    May 30, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 7)
    Exodus 13-14 - The Crossing (Part 7)
    A New Exodus Led by A New Moses Who mediates A New Covenant To bring about A New Creation A New Exodus (A Second Exodus) An Exodus that is: - Individual rather than collective. - For people from all nations, not only Jews by birth. - For those with the faith of Abraham, not his blood. - Not from bondage of Egypt, but bondage to sin. - Not from the dominion of Pharaoh, but to Satan. - Not from exile in Egypt, but exile in this present world. - Immediate, yet progressive, and also ultimate. Led by A New Moses Jesus Christ: The Greater Israel - Jesus came to be a perfect representative of His people,...to do everything that they failed to do,...in order to accomplish “THE EXODUS” on their behalf. Who mediates A New Covenant A covenant that is: - Unconditional (dependent on God alone) - Perfect in its removal of sin - Christ powered (by the Spirit) - Eternally permanent To bring about A New Creation Not just a resurrection
  • May 23, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 6)
    May 23, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 6)
    Exodus 13-14 - The Crossing (Part 6)
    Ten Thoughts About The Crossing Of The Sea 1. Nothing is impossible for the LORD. 2. Let us never think that it is too late, and that God will not prevail or keep His promises. 3. This entire drama was designed and orchestrated by the LORD - For His glory and the salvation of His people. 4. Israel SAW this and yet COULD NOT believe. - We only hear/read, and yet we can believe. 1. This shows the power of the New Covenant. 2. This shows the power of the word of God. 5. Jesus Christ is pictured in so many different ways in the Passover and Crossing, - it demonstrates that all of scripture is about Him. 6. Many believers need to reform their view of sin’s bondage and Satan’s power in their lives. 7. The unbelief of the Israelites is stunning when you consider that God saved them in spite of it. 8. We may need to develop a more a militant view of God dealing with and destroying His enemies. 9. Death will eventually separate Israel from Egypt. - or wheat/tares; sheep/goats; wheat/chaff 10. This is really a picture of Christ’s resurrection. - It is through the gift of imputation that God credits us for being with Him as He died and lived again.
  • May 16, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 5)
    May 16, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 5)
    Exodus 13-14 - The Crossing (Part 5)
    Trusting God means...Being Separated by Christ from the World Five Points of Separation 1. Separation of Revelation - The World without God is in darkness...and is foolish and futile in their thinking. - The people of God were separated from the world by the light of God’s revelation. - Trusting God means...We STOP trusting the “wisdom” of the world. 2. Separation of Worship - The World without God...is foolish and futile because...they worship other gods. - The two camps were illuminated or darkened according to the gods they worshipped. - Trusting God means...We STOP trusting in the world’s gods 3. Separation of Receiving Mercy - The World is under the judgment of God, and is being given over to even greater evil. - The difference between the two camps was not in the goodness of the people, but whether God offered mercy, or if He hardened. - Trusting God means...We trust in His mercy to keep us from evil. 4. Separation of Christ Himself - Between the world and the Church...Christ has stationed Himself. - The people of God were separated from the world by Christ Himself. - Trusting God means...We trust in Christ as our Defender. 5. Separation of Ultimate Victory - The world has been conquered by...Christ and His Church. - The people of God were separated from the world by the eternal victory won by Christ. - Trusting God means...We trust that He has overcome the world.
  • May 9, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 4)
    May 9, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 4)
    Exodus 13-14 - The Crossing (Part 4)
    Trusting God means… Being Separated by Christ from the World 7 Things To Know About This Separation (According to scripture) 1. The World who is without God...is foolish and futile in their thinking. - Trusting God means...that we STOP trusting the world and its “wisdom”.
  • May 2, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 3)
    May 2, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 3)
    Exodus 13-14 - The Crossing (Part 3)
    Learning to Trust God Completely 1. We must LEARN to trust God. - God is teaching His people to trust Him. 1a. We learn that He is faithful and keeps His word - Titus 1:2, Heb. 6:18, Num. 23:19, Ps. 89:34 1b. We learn that He has the power to keep His word. - Is. 14:24-27, Matt. 19:26, Job 42:2, Is. 46:9-11 1c. We learn that He has all wisdom, so His plan is always best. - Rom. 11:33-36, Is. 40:13-14, Is. 55:6-11 1d. We learn that He loves His children and will never leave them or forsake them. - Matt. 28:20, Heb. 13:5, Deut. 31:6, Joshua 1:5 1e. We learn that death with Christ is much better than life without Him. - Ps. 73:25-26, Ps. 84:10-11, Ps. 63:3, Phil. 3:7-11 2. We must learn to trust God IN ALL THINGS. - God purposely guides His people into the worst possible position, so that He alone can save them. 3. We must learn to trust that God is doing something larger than we can see or imagine. - God is doing many ‘big things’ through their predicament. - He is setting a trap for Pharaoh in order to destroy Him. - He is making so His people can proceed without fear. - He is protecting His firstborn Son (the Seed of the woman). - He is protecting the entire Gospel that will save many. - He is directing a drama for His future Church to read about and thereby produce faith in them. - He is casting a foreshadow of the cross and resurrection. - He is doing mighty work in order to produce fear in the hearts of the future enemies of Israel. - He is gaining glory for Himself before all the earth. 4. We must learn that this is the pattern of this ‘now-but-not-yet’ Kingdom...Victory comes out of defeat. - Life comes out of death; - New comes out of old; - Blessing comes out of cursing; 5. We must learn that having to trust God is the very place where He wants us to be, because our faith in Him honors Him. - God is engineering the entire ‘Exodus’ for His own glory.
  • Apr 25, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 2)
    Apr 25, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 13-14 – The Crossing (Part 2)
    Exodus 13-14 - The Crossing (Part 2)
    Learning to Trust God Completely We must LEARN to trust God. - God is teaching His people to trust Him. We learn that He is faithful and keeps His word - He cannot lie. - Titus 1:2, Heb. 6:18, Num. 23:19, Ps. 89:34 We learn that He has the power to keep His word. - Is. 14:24-27, Matt. 19:26, Job 42:2, Is. 46:9-11 We learn that He has all wisdom, so His plan is always best. - Rom. 11:33-36, Is. 40:13-14, Is. 55:6-11 We learn that He loves His children and will never leave them or forsake them. - Matt. 28:20, Heb. 13:5, Deut. 31:6, Joshua 1:5 We learn that death with Christ is much better than life without Him. - Ps. 73:25-26, Ps. 84:10-11, Phil. 3:7-11