The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus
by T. Austin-Sparks
Originally published in A Witness and A Testimony Magazine in 1940-41, Vols. 18-1 through 19-2. Then published as a book by Witness and Testimony Publishers, and later by Testimony Book Ministries. This version published by Emmanuel Church, Tulsa, OK.
A series of addresses retained in their spoken form.
Chapter 1 - Adam and the Law of Life
The expression of life in Christ sevenfold - The intention of God in Adam - Satan's approach to Man - The impugning of God's character - The real object in view - Christ the Exemplar of the way of life.
Chapter 2 - Abel and the Law of Life
What Cain and Abel represent - Christ Jesus and the Jews - The sphere of the Conflict. (a) The Warfare is between two kingdoms; (b) Man himself the real battleground - Divine life demands a walk after the Spirit - The necessity for enlightenment.
Chapter 3 - Noah and the Law of Life
The Basis of a good conscience - The natural soul-life a false life - The importance of a true and settled position - Noah a witness against a lost discrimination - Noah's testimony essentially implies resurrection.
Chapter 4 - Abraham and the Law of Life
Life in Christ a life of faith - The gift of life is both from God and wholly for God - The proving of the heart - The Divine use of delay and apparent contradiction - God, All in All.
Chapter 5 - Isaac and the Law of Life
Sonship as the fruit of faith - God's sons are wholly the fruit of a Divine begetting - The law of the Spirit of life a directive law - Isaac and Ishmael - Yieldedness the mark of sonship - The Spirit of the Lamb.
Chapter 6 - Jacob and the Law of Life
The foundation of service - Service inseparable from the House of God - The lesson of Leah and Rachel - A summary of the practical issues.
Chapter 7 - Jacob and the Law of Life (continued)
The law and rule of the heavens - Heavenliness part of a Divine order - The increase of Christ the one object of the Divine order - The Divine features of authority and subjection - The practical expression of the Divine features in the Church - A vital lesson.
Chapter 8 - Joseph and the Law of Life
The Throne and true destiny - The unique relation of the chosen vessel to God - The outworking of true vision - The animosity of Satan to the chosen vessel - The spiritual preparation wrought by suffering - A true foundation and its issue.