Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
11/23/2013, by John Kincaid
Lesson 64: Under Grace
Christians are not under law, but under grace.
Rom.6:14-15 sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
Paul argues for that reason, sin shall not be your master. God is clear in the New Testament: find out what pleases the Lord. Eph.5:10
The flesh uses 2 words that are very subtle: “Don’t worry”; but they should trigger our alarm. The flesh tells us “Don’t worry. This sin isn’t as bad as what Paul did, and God forgave him.”
Flesh hates the means of grace that God provides. You will weaken sin’s power if you pray, and desire to please God, seek to be led by the Spirit, if you live by faith and depend on God.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.