Adam and Jesus – Lesson Plan

Key Thought: Paul contrasts Adam and Jesus, showing that by faith the victims of Adam’s sin could be rescued by Jesus the Savior.

Lesson 6 – November 11, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 5:6-10.

Adam and Jesus

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean to be reconciled by Christ’s death and saved by His life?
c. Personal Application : What is the one thing you hope for more than anything else? Can that hope be fulfilled in Christ? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “This seems to make sin out to be a really bad thing. Everybody sins, so it can’t be all that bad, can it?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Romans 5:12.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What did Satan and Adam do to cause humanity to fall into sin, suffering, and death?
c. Personal Application : What has been your experience with the tragedy and reality of death? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “Adam’s sin was passed to everyone. So we are born with original sin. If a baby dies before being baptized, he can’t go to heaven because of original sin. That’s why we baptize babies and encourage everyone to be baptized into the universal church.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 5:13,14.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What is Paul teaching here about the law?
c. Personal Application: How do you respond to those who only see the futility and meaninglessness of life? They only see pai9n, suffering, and death. Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Why are we held accountable for Adam’s sin? Even if we didn’t sin like Adam did, we are held accountable by death. And I thought Eve was the one who sinned. Why is it blamed on Adam?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Romans 5:15-19

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. In what sense does the Bible say that Christ’s life reconciled believers as well as His death?
c. Personal Application :Have you ever experienced a time when you were blessed by forgiving and restoring grace after a personal mistake or conflict? 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.

(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.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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