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 Brings A Curse
When the law was given, it came in covenant form – covenant between man and God. Every covenant has its blessings and curses – curse when the terms of the covenant are not adhered to. Deuteronomy 28 gives a detailed list of blessings for obeying the commandments and curses for breaking them. The problem was that man could not keep all the laws, hence man lived from generation to generation operating under curse. Man’s situation grew from bad to worse as he sinks deeper into sin under the curse. Most of the problems that unbelievers struggle with today are as a result of the curse for breaking the laws of God. Unfortunately, when God provided a new way of obtaining righteousness through the blood of Jesus, many still do not take the advantage to be freed from the curse.
Point of Emphasis: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Prayer Point: I bless Your holy name Jesus Christ for redeeming me from the curse of the law.