GOD DID GREAT THINGS TO HELP MANKIND
OVERCOME THEIR SIN PROBLEM




PURPOSE

 

In this study, we will discover how God helped mankind overcome their sin problem. 

 

OPENER

 

What is the best gift you have ever received?  

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LESSON

 

1.      GOD SENT HIS SON JESUS CHRIST TO RESCUE US FROM OUR SINS.

 

Although at one time mankind defied God and did not follow His commandments, God cared enough about people to send His Son to die on the cross for man's sins.  Why did God do this (Ephesians 2:4)?

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When have you shown mercy to a person who didn't deserve it?

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2.      WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE ON THE CROSS IN ORDER TO FREE US FROM OUR SIN PROBLEM?

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a.       ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, BLOOD IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN COVER UP OR ATONE FOR SIN (HEBREWS 9:22; LEVITICUS 17:11).  JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD TO MAKE ATONEMENT FOR OUR SINS (1 JOHN 2:2; EPHESIANS 1:7; HEBREWS 9:26-28).

 

What does "atonement" mean?

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Explain how a person in the Old Testament made atonement for his or her sins?

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 Explain how we make atonement for our sins today?

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3.      WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS THAT WE RECEIVE FROM THE JESUS' SACRIFICE?

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a.      THROUGH JESUS' SACRIFICE, WE RECEIVE A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD (COLOSSIANS 1:22).

 

Have you ever been separated from someone you love?  If so, how did you feel?

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What does it mean to be reconciled to God?

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b.     THROUGH JESUS' SACRIFICE, WE ARE FREE FROM THE SLAVERY OF SIN (ROMANS 6:22).

 

Explain what it means to be "free from the slavery of sin"?

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Tell us of a sin that you had a strong desire to commit before you were a Christian but now as a Christian you don't have that same desire.

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c.      THROUGH JESUS' SACRIFICE, WE HAVE THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.

 

In (John 6:66-68), we read that many of Jesus' disciples deserted Him because they could not accept His teachings.  So Jesus asked the twelve remaining disciples if they were also going to leave.  What was Simon Peter's response to Jesus' question?

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Have you ever felt like turning away from following Jesus?  Is so, what keeps you from turning away from Him?

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CONCLUSION:

 

1.      In this study, we have seen that God is a merciful God who sent His Son Jesus Christ to rescue us from our sins.

 

2.      Through Jesus' sacrifice, we have a new relationship with God, we are free from the slavery of sin, and we have hope of eternal life. 

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