07: The End of the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Being obedient to the law is not in conflict with grace. Loving obedience is the result of receiving God’s grace in our lives, not the means to salvation.gless07-2014b

[Lesson plan for Christ, the End of the Law May 12,2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:19-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What law was added because of transgressions? What is the Bible definition of sin? How does this help us understand what law is being discussed?
c. Personal Application: What is the role of the law in our justification? How has the law been a schoolmaster in your life? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “We are no longer under the law. It was a schoolmaster to lead us to Christ, but since He came, it is no longer necessary.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:14-18.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. How does one become a servant of righteousness, as Paul states?
c. Personal Application: Does sin have dominion over you? Is there a particular sin that seems to continue to be a problem in your life? Does God promise the victory, or does He expect us to continue to struggle with that sin? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “If we are not under the law, yet have to keep the law in order not to sin, what does it mean not to be under the law?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:20-25.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Is this the plight of the pre-converted or post-converted man? Give reasons for your answer.
c. Personal Application: How does sin live in us? Aren’t we supposed to die to sin and self? How do we put it to death? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “We can’t stop sinning. We can want to, but our bodies serve the law of sin, so we can’t overcome in this world. Christ was the only One who could keep the law for us, so we don’t have to, because we can’t.” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read Romans 5:18-21.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does it mean that where sin did abound, grace did much more abound? Are we to sin more to receive more grace? Is it true the more we sin, the more grace we receive?
c. Personal Application: If all men were justified by Jesus’ death on the cross, why does He say the gate to life is narrow and few there be that find it? 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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  1. Christ came to fulfill the law not to abolish,therefore the laws of God weren't or couldn't be done away with. I thank God for His laws for they are what teaches right from wrong.

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