RADIO VAULT (1978): DR. JOHN H. GERSTNER – LAW AND GOSPEL

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A study in Matthew 5:20

The original recording is cassette tape and was poorly engineered. I have attempted to restored the quality to the best of my ability.

In an attempt to preserve these works for the benefit of future generations, I am making this classic available on the internet.

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Speaker:  Dr. John H. Gerstner

Date of Original: 19 November 1978

Location:  Unknown Church Service

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Highlights (timings may not be precise):

  • The Sermon on the Mount defines the relationship of grace to a body of people who profess to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • The kind of righteousness described of the Pharisees is not the imputed righteousness of grace. It’s conduct, good behavior (strict conformity to the Ten Commandments) the Lord is describing
  • There is such a thing as justifiable anger (14:00)
  • When Jesus says a man’s righteousness must exceed the Pharisees’ righteousness  He means it must exceed both externally and internally (20:15)
  • Those who do not beg for Christ’s mercy and go on to live life expecting to be tested on their own record of performance are not followers of God.  They will never, ever enter His Kingdom (21:40)
  • If you believe the Gospel, your conduct will exceed those who think that their conduct will save them (27:35)
  •  Only God could think up a religion like this (28:00)

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For further study:

Law and Gospel devotional from Ligonier Ministries

HOW NOT TO USE THE LAW OF GOD IN EVANGELISM (video)

LAW & GRACE – PART 3: LESS THAN 1% OF PROFESSING CHRISTIANS CAN QUOTE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FROM MEMORY (video)

Law and Grace by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92)

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4 Comments on “RADIO VAULT (1978): DR. JOHN H. GERSTNER – LAW AND GOSPEL”

  1. Tommy Jackson September 1, 2012 at 12:09 AM #

    very useful blog Thank you!

  2. Johhny Jackson September 1, 2012 at 12:10 AM #

    Nice work, regards

  3. John Simpson September 2, 2012 at 6:43 AM #

    Thank you for the outstanding posts!

  4. Brad April 7, 2015 at 7:53 AM #

    Here, in this excellent article Shane Rosenthal deals with mishandling Matthew 5:20.

    https://covenantnurture.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/law-gospel-preaching-christ-through-a-rightly-divided-word/

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