In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the relationship between the law and the gospel. He emphasizes that the law and the gospel are distinct, and that the law serves to reveal sin and the need for grace. The sermon highlights the abounding grace of God, which surpasses the abundance of sin.

Discussion Questions

  1. How do people often misunderstand the relationship between the law and the gospel?
  2. What is the purpose of the law according to the sermon? How does it reveal sin?
  3. How does the law increase the sinfulness of sin? Give examples from the sermon.
  4. How does grace surpass sin? In what ways does grace abound more than sin?
  5. How does the law affect the heart of a sinner? How does it reveal the need for grace?
  6. What is the significance of grace coming from God as the source? How does it differ from sin?
  7. How does grace bring joy and freedom to a sinner? How does it make a person fit for heaven?


Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you with humble hearts, acknowledging our sinfulness and our need for your grace. We thank you for the abounding grace that surpasses our sin. Help us to understand the purpose of the law and to recognize the depth of our need for your forgiveness. May your grace transform our hearts and lead us to a life of joy and freedom in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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