Tim's Blog - Just One Train Wreck After Another

Toward the end of his letter to the Corinthian believers, Paul wrote:

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:56-57.)

This trio of death, sin, and law leads to the main point – Jesus gives us victory over all three. This is not the only time Paul wrote to his friends in Corinth about the fact that following the law leads to death. In a later letter we read:

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, … will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? (2 Corinthians 3:7-8.)

The ministry engraved in stone refers to the 10 Commandments, representing all of the written law of the covenant God made with his people at…

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