RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL
LESSON TWENTY Sunday, 18th January 2015
VICTORY OVER SIN ASSURED
MEMORY VERSE: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6
INTRODUCTION: Assurance of victory over sin begins with assurance of sin forgiven. Sin forgiven with the blood of the Lord Jesus and not with the blood of bulls and goats or the law (Hebrews 10:4).This means the power of sin is destroyed (1Corinthians 15:54-57, Romans 6:14). The law is powerless over sin (Romans 8:2,3), but grace helps us to overcome sin (Titus 2:11,12).
1. ASSURANCE OF VICTORY OVER SIN
2. THE JUST SHALL LIVE BYFAITH
ASSURANCE OF VICTORY OVER SIN
For us to be sure of our victory over sin, we must hear and believe the word of God. God said, His Son, the Lord Jesus, died and destroyed sin; for this, we have everlasting life, we shall not come under condemnation, we have passed from death unto life (John 5:24). We have passed from the practice of sin to the practice of righteousness. This is grace. We must know that the power of sin is destroyed; death is swallowed up in victory; the sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. We have victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1Cor. 15:54b-57). The law cannot give victory over sin, the law is powerless (Romans 8:3, 4). Our old man is crucified with Him. The body of sin has been destroyed, henceforth (from the time of the new birth), we should not serve sin (Romans 6:6). The seed of God is in us (1John 3:9) so we cannot practice sin. Therefore, we are assured of victory as we hear, believe and know that the Lord Jesus has given us victory over sin.
THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
The JUST here means the RIGHTEOUS. It means to be in right standing with God (Romans 1: 17). The Lord God said sacrifices with the blood of bulls and goats, offerings of all kinds could not please Him, they could not take away sins; it is not possible (Hebrews 10:4). Living by faith here means depending on the finished work of the Lord Jesus on the cross as the only basis for our salvation, righteousness and acceptance with God. The opposite of living by faith is depending on our sacrifices, offerings, observance of holidays, washings, cutting of the body like in circumcision as the basis for our salvation, righteousness and acceptance with God (Galatians 3:1-3; Acts 15:1, 10, 11). When we do not live by faith, we frustrate the grace of God. We are declaring that there was no need for Christ to die (Galatians 2:21). Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Practically, for the righteous, living by faith means taking hold of grace and growing in it (2Peter 3:18; 2Peter 1:5-10; 1Thess. 3:8-10). Add to your faith virtue and all the other attributes of the Holy Spirit.
The guarantee for our victory over sin is that we were redeemed with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus. We were not purchased with the ordinances of the law. The power of sin was destroyed. Grace teaches us to say no to sin (Titus 2:11, 12; John 8:11).
1. What does living by faith mean?
2. How are we assured of victory over sin?
Blessed Week with The Holy Spirit
MONDAY: Romans 6:14 – Sin shall not have dominion over me. This is the word of God for me and I believe it.
TUESDAY: Galatians 6:14 – No attraction for the world of sin anymore because of the death of Christ.
WEDNESDAY: 1John 3:9 – I have the seed of God (the word of God), I will not practice sin.
THURSDAY: Galatians 2:21- I will not frustrate the grace of God. I will depend on Jesus alone.
FRIDAY: Hebrews 4:16 – The throne of grace is set for me. I will approach it boldly every day to obtain mercy and grace.
SATURDAY: Acts 5:20 – I must declare this righteousness of God to everyone even today.
SUNDAY: John 8:11 – Jesus forgives sin.