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
Need For Change From The Law
Man struggled hard to please God by obeying the law, but always came short because of human frailty. There is no human being that can beat his chest and say that he is perfectly holy before God. Man’s weakness makes it impossible to be perfect before God by trying to keep the law. The law then became a standard which always underlined man’s failure to please a holy God. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3: 23). In order not to commit all men, without any exception, to eternity without God, there has to be another way of pleasing God. The law came through the priesthood of Aaron. There has to be a change of priesthood to bring salvation to man – change to the priesthood of Jesus Christ, under whom grace supplants the law.
Point of Emphasis: The law made nothing perfect.
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, make me perfect through Your blood shed on the cross of Calvary.