Power over Sin

STUDY 45

22ndSunday after Trinity                                                                                      
November 8, 2020

THEME:                    IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST

SUB-THEME 7:        The power of Jesus Christ (5)

TOPIC:                      Power over Sin

TEXTS:                     Luke 5:18-26; Romans 6:9-11.

AIMS:

to show sin as sometimes a cause of sickness and sometimes the glory of God as a cause of sickness
to show the reason for Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection,
to show to Christians the effect of their baptism into Christ and
to establish the fact of Christ’s power over sin and death.


INTRODUCTION: Jesus proved His power over sin in today’s Text in saying “go, your sins are forgiven.” The plan of Christ’s death was to destroy sin (Rom. 6:9-10); to atone for it, and thus put it away. Therefore, the whole motive for the death of Christ is to motivate Christians to forsake sin.

STUDY GUIDE/QUESTION:

Why did Jesus say, “go, your sins are forgiven” instead of healing the sick man directly? Lev. 26:15-16.Deut 28:15, 22; Luke 5:23-24. Are all sicknesses and afflictions caused by sin? Why? Job 1:8-12; John 9:1-3.
What is the main reason for Christ’s death and resurrection? Rom 5:8; Gal 4:4; 1Pet 3:18.
From your perspective, what is the goal or key objective of Christian baptism? Rom 6:3-4; Col. 2:11-12.
How can you establish the fact of the power of Jesus Christ over sin and death? John 11:39-44; 1Cor. 15:56-57; 1Pet 2:21-22.


CONCLUSION: Christ’s death was designed for victory over sin. Therefore, as Christians have been baptized into His death, and have it as their objective to destroy sin, they should no longer indulge in sins.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Jesus who conquered death, has conquered sin.

MEMORY VERSE: John 5: 24 "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins" --He said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."