Quarter’s Theme: Discovering Life Foundation
Unit 1 Theme: Knowing Essential Ordinances/Doctrines (Lessons 8-12)
LOYALTY CAMPAIGN MONTHS
Sunday 2/11/ 2014
WATER BAPTISM (PART 2)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 240, 242
Devotional Reading: EPH. 4:1-6
Topic For Adults
CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST
Topic For Youths
FREED FROM SIN
Topic For Intermediates
DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE IN CHRIST
1 Cor. 15:3-4; 12:13-14; Rom. 6:2-7; Gal. 3:27; Lk. 12:8-9
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into His death?
( Rom. 6:3) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Have Dominion Over Sin
Paul rounded off his discussion on the import of water baptism with the lesson that believers should learn from it. Just like the dead person is freed from sin and just like Jesus had victory over death at His resurrection, believers also must have dominion over sin. They must not yield any part of their bodies as instrument of unrighteousness to sin but rather instrument of righteousness unto holiness. They must constantly remind themselves that they are no longer the old persons but rather a new creation in God and their ways of life must justify that identity in Christ.
Point of Emphasis: Sin must no longer have dominion over you.
Prayer Point: Help me to live a victorious Christian life oh Lord in Jesus’ name.