06: Christ’s Death and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we all can experience victory over death, which is the result of breaking God’s law..gless06-2014b

[Lesson plan for Christ's Death and the Law May 5, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:1-6.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean in this passage that we are delivered from the law? Does this mean we don’t have to obey it? Does it mean we don’t worry about it? Does it mean we don’t use it to earn salvation? Does it mean that its penalty no longer holds us bondage?
c. Personal Application: What does it mean to serve the law in newness of the spirit instead of in the oldness of the letter? How do you serve the law in newness of spirit? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “What does it mean to be dead to the law by the body of Christ so we can bring forth fruit to God?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Romans 8:1-4.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. How does one walk after the Spirit instead of after the flesh?
c. Personal Application: How do you relate to the law when you violate it? Does walking in the Spirit help us keep from breaking the law? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Romans says there is no more condemnation for Christians. It says that righteousness is fulfilled in us so we are no longer under the law, but under grace.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:10-14.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What is the curse of the law that Christ has redeemed us from?
c. Personal Application: How easy is it to get caught up in the trap of thinking that because we are following God’s law, it makes us think we are earning our salvation and deserve to be justified? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “I think that if we do more good deeds in our lives than bad ones, that God will save us.” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:7-12.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How can the law, which is holy, just, and good, be found to be unto death?
c. Personal Application: How does the spiritual nature of the law bring us to realize our sinful natures and need for continual repentence? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note : “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149.

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06: Christ’s Death and the Law – Lesson Plan — 1 Comment

  1. the issue of dying to the law is really a key point for a christian to undstand. if misunderstood, the doctrine of salvation by grace wil be just trash.

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