31/7/2016 LESSON 9
ISRAEL’S REJECTION OF GOD
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 243, 349
Devotional Reading: EXO. 19:3-8
Topic For Adults
RISE ABOVE THE STUMBLING BLOCK THE ENEMY HAS PUT IN YOUR PATH
Topic For Youths
DON’T MISS GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
Topic For Intermediates
WRONG ZEAL CANNOT PLEASE GOD
ROM. 9:4-5; EXO. 19:5-6; 1 COR. 1:21-24; ACTS 13:14-21
For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” (Rom. 9: 15) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Israelites Reject Salvation Through Jesus
The orthodox Jews pride themselves in two things. First, that they are the physical descendants of Abraham, the friend of God. They believed that this connection gave on them the special position of being God’s people. Second, they believe that by diligently obeying the rituals and rites of the law, they will satisfy God’s demand for righteousness. When Jesus came preaching that righteousness can only be attained through faith in His atoning death, the Jews considered His claim as nonsense. Of course, no one can fulfil all the letters of the law without failing in one of them. The law pronounces a curse on anyone who does not fulfil all the words of the law. Therefore, by rejecting the righteousness that comes through faith in Jesus, the Jews forfeit their access to salvation and eternal life. Salvation is granted only to those who believe in Jesus and genuinely surrender their lives to Him.
Point of Emphasis: No one is justified by the law in the sight of God.
Prayer Point: Father, open the eyes of our members to know that they can only be justified by faith in Jesus.