Paul on Grace and Works

This week my Tuesday night Bible class, The Jewish Context of the Bible, continued our discussion on famous rabbis.  This week we discussed Sha’ul (Saul/Paul).  You can find the audio on the website of Prestoncrest Church of Christ, or on my Audio Lessons page.

With Sha’ul, there is just too much to cover, and so I aimed at looking at him rabbinically.  In other words, looking at the things that Rabbi Sha’ul would have done and taught as compared to his rabbinic peers of the day.  Unfortunately, even with that narrowing of him, we ran out of time.  At the end I hit on this question: how does this new thing about grace through Messiah mesh with the Jewish lifestyle of following God’s Torah?  This was a major issue for him to cover, and so here now is my thoughts on one aspect of this multi-faceted issue.

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