24/7/2016 LESSON 8
HAVING PEACE WITH GOD
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 79, 206
Devotional Reading: MATT. 11:25-30
Topic For Adults
RECONCILED TO GOD, ADOPTED AS HIS CHILD
Topic For Youths
ADOPTED SO AS TO ENJOY GOD’S WONDERFUL LOVE
Topic For Intermediates
LIVE TO PLEASE GOD
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
No Condemnation To Those In Christ Jesus
Condemnation rages in the heart of a sinner as he is fully aware he has fallen short of God’s standard. There is also fear of consequent punishment. When one gives one’s life to Christ both the condemnation and fear of punishment are removed, without God violating His just demands. The death of Jesus on the cross provides a way for the sinner to fulfil God’s righteous demands. The death of Jesus pays, on behalf of the sinner, for the righteous demand for punishment for sin committed. The blood of Jesus washes the sinner clean of all past sins, thereby removing condemnation and guilt. Forgiveness of sin also relieves the pardoned sinner from the punishment that was due to him. The Holy Spirit is given to the believer to lead him into a life of holiness. The believer continues to enjoy this freedom only as long as he keeps obeying the Holy Spirit.
Point of Emphasis: There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who keep walking according to the Spirit.
Prayer Point: Thank you Lord Jesus for removing condemnation from me. Help me to keep living according to the Holy Spirit.