Overcoming Sin – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: Christians have the privilege of rejoicing not only in forgiveness of their sins but also in liberation from sin’s dominion in their lives.

Lesson 7, November 18, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:6-11

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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 crucify the old man?
c. Personal Application : How do you reckon yourself dead to sin in your life? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “How can we be dead to sin when everybody continues to sin? Isn’t salvation a direction of life in growing in Christ and not complete victory over sin?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:12-14.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. How do we keep sin from having dominion over us?
c. Personal Application : Is being a slave to righteousness a burden or a blessing? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “Since we are not under the law, but under grace; why does your church emphasize the law so much? We are free from the law of sin and death.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:15,16.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How do you explain that being under grace means that sin’s control in your life is broken?
c. Personal Application: Why is there no third choice between being a servant of sin and a servant of God? Is there such a thing as living on the fence, or somewhere in-between? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Nobody’s perfect. I know I have some pet sins in my life as does everybody else. Grace covers our sins – it doesn’t mean we won’t sin or do something wrong. That would be legalistic” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:23.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How do we emphasize obedience and not forget or minimize that salvation is a free gift?
c. Personal Application : How do you encourage someone who has allowed sin to dominate their lives? 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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