Bible ClinicJ One
A journey into the life, times, and teachings of the Bible
by Gary D. Strunk
Lesson 10 - He Shall Save His People From Their Sins- Part 2
In part 1 we examined the first three ways Jesus saves AHis people from their sins.@ 1. He saves them from the immediate consequences of their sins. 2. He saves them from the ultimate consequences of their sins, viz., death. 3. He saves them from the presence of sin. Now number 4. Jesus saves them from the practice of sinning.
Thousands are enslaved to habits, addictions, and relationships from which they desire to break free, but apparently cannot. Most are afraid of the pain of withdrawal whether from smoking or from a person. Some don=t seem to have a good enough reason to change; nothing else offers as much gratification as the bad habit. Others have good reasons but can=t remember them when tempted. No one is immune. Everyone has a weakness somewhere for which Divine strength is needed. And Heaven revels in the opportunity and invitation to come to their aid. There is no prayer Heaven would rather answer than the plea of a helpless soul who calls out for help to overcome.
In this lesson we examine how Jesus saves His people from the practice of sinning. First He reveals to them what sin is so they can know what to correct. Next He appeals to the sinner to turn from his sins and choose life rather than death, for sin will not be permitted in heaven or the New Earth. When an individual submits himself to God, God creates a loving and obedient nature in that individual (new birth) enabling him to obey God=s law from the heart for the first time in his life.
1. What enabled Paul to realize that coveting was wrong? Rom. 7:7 ___________________