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
The Law Cannot Save From Sin
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul… the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes” Ps. 19:7-8. Yet, man could not work out his salvation by keeping the law. The reason being that, as good as the law is in pointing out the areas where man has fallen short of God’s standard, the law does not empower man to conquer the power and control which sin has over him. The law makes it clear to man that he has sinned, yet man cannot break away from the control of sin. Some people claim they have strong will and can stop committing sin once they decide to. Most of the time this claim is self-deception; they are unable to break the yoke of sin. The power to break the yoke is given through grace. When you receive grace, you no longer struggle with sin, you conquer it. Grace triumphs where law has failed.
Point of Emphasis: Without grace man struggles endlessly to get rid of sin, but without success.
Prayer Point: I receive the grace to break the yoke and power of sin over my life.