In Short


Passages used as “law” help show us our sin and need for a Savior.

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.”
Matthew 18:15-17

“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.”
Romans 3:20

“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”
Revelation 3:19


Passages that are “gospel” tell us of God’s love and of what our Savior did to save us.

“Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
Matthew 9:2

“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 44:22


We preach God’s law so that we can point people to the gospel.

“Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.”
2 Timothy 2:25

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret.”
2 Corinthians 7:10

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17