17/7/2016 LESSON 7
JESTIFICATION IS BY FAITH
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
Purpose Of The Law
After the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, man came under the control of sin. God saw that the wickedness of man was so great in the earth and the earth was corrupt and filled with violence (Gen. 6:5,11). God then decided to put down laws that would reveal to man what God requires of man. The laws were formally documented or revealed when the children of Israel were delivered from their bondage in the land of Egypt through Moses. The cardinal ones are referred to as “The Ten Commandments”. The laws were meant to show man the things that are unacceptable to God, and which man must strive to avoid if he wants to be in the good books of God. It was a short term measure to keep man under guard until a permanent solution would be given for man’s sin problem. The law was given to make man realise he cannot please God by his own effort.
Point of Emphasis: Law was given to keep man under guard until a permanent solution would be given for man’s sinful nature.
Prayer Point: Father, grant me the grace to depend on Your strength rather than on mine, in my strife to please You.