3/7/2016 LESSON 5
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. 28, 160
Devotional Reading: LK. 18:9-14
Topic For Adults
JUSTIFICATION IS NOT LICENSE TO SIN
Topic For Youths
DON’T BE CHEATED BY THE DEVIL
Topic For Intermediates
PLEAD WITH GOD FOR MERCIES
ROMANS 4:1-12; 5:1-5
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1)
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
No Man Is Born Justified
There are some people who indulge in self-justification. They look at their lives and conclude that they are perfect and alright, after all, they have not stolen any body’s property, they have not committed fornication or adultery, they are morally upright and they do not have any conflict with anybody. Yes, all these qualities are good and are demanded of a child of God, but anyone who has them without Christ at the centre of those qualities cannot be justified. Bildad, looking at the greatness of God, concluded that there is no way a man born of woman can be justified by his own strength before God unless God justifies him or her.
Point of Emphasis: Your self-righteousness is like filthy rags before God.
Prayer Point: Lord, I came to You just as I am, justify me by Your righteousness.