Lesson for June 16, 2018

PUTTING OFF THE OLD — PUTTING ON THE NEW

Scripture reading: Romans 6.

Memory verse: Col. 3:9.

  1. When man repents and avails himself of redemption through Christ Jesus our Lord, what must he do? Acts 2:37-41.

Note. — This water baptism was given to men who repented and wished to take their stand for Christ Jesus, and reject the sins of this world.

  1. What does baptism mean, and what does it accomplish for all who humble themselves and are obedient unto Him who has called man to come unto Him? Rom. 6:3
  2. How does a Christian act, and what does a Christian put away when converted, baptized into Christ Jesus? Rom. 6:1, 3, 4-8.
  3. Is the new birth and water baptism necessary in order to enter into the kingdom of God? John 3:5-7.
  4. How does the great apostle Paul express this? Col. 2: 11, 12.
  5. What is another reason stated by the Word, that water baptism is necessary? Col. 3:1, 2, 5, 9; Acts 22:16.

Note. — The rising up from the watery grave of baptism is an essential condition which is necessary in order to become a new creation in Christ Jesus, for whosoever is born again is born anew, born by an operation of God. A new life is necessary, not only to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4) but even to form the correct conception of the kingdom of God.

  1. What does the apostle Paul say that baptism does for us? 1 Pet. 3:21.
  2. How effective is the blood of Jesus in cleansing us from all sin and shame? 1 Cor. 6:11.

Note. “To be born again is the beginning of a new life. A new life striving for perfection in Christ Jesus. When the old man is put off it is not a constitutional change; a converted man still thinks, reasons, desires, loves, remembers and works. But the chief subjects of thoughts, of love, of hatred, are changed; they are revolutionized. It is the most radical change of which human character is susceptible. It is a change from sin to holiness, It is a wonderful experience to be born again into the family of God.