17/7/2016 LESSON 7
THE LAW IS POWERLESS TO SAVE
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 159, 165
Devotional Reading: GAL. 3:19-25
Topic For Adults
YOU CANNOT MAKE HEAVEN THROUGH KEEPING THE LAW
Topic For Youths
YOU NEED DIVINE POWER TO OVERCOME SIN
Topic For Intermediates
SAVED BY GRACE ALONE
ROM. 7:4-12, 21-25
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. (Rom. 7:6) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Usefulness Of The Law
Man could not achieve righteousness through the observance of the law. This is not because the law in itself is bad or sinful. In fact, it has its own usefulness. It serves as a red flag to man that he has fallen short of the expectation and glory of God, and therefore should not be complacent or be satisfied with his fallen position. The law also serves as a pointer to the fact that the standard set for human beings did not originate from man himself. The standard cannot be adjusted, modified or nullified unilaterally by man without repercussion. The standard was set by God; He alone has the power to change or modify it. The law in itself is holy and just. Efforts by man to water it down have brought mankind into confusion, anarchy and a state of disfavour with God.
Point of Emphasis: God’s laws are holy, just and good, converting the soul.
Prayer Point: Give me the grace to have delight in your laws, O God.