MAKING BIBLICAL DECISIONS
PREPARATION FOR LESSON 7
THE SITUATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: UNDERSTANDING THE FACTS
In preparation for this lesson, read Romans 7:18-24. Write down your thoughts about our struggle with sin. What does this passage teach us about gaining the victory over sin?
This lesson will be divided into three major sections:
Goals and Objectives of Lesson 7
In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following:
1. We hope you will be encouraged to gain the victory over sin as you learn more about God, the supernatural world, the preternatural world, and humanity.
2. We hope you will make use of all the resources and activities of the lesson to understand key biblical teachings regarding the authority of God over creation, the different realms of creation, the corporate nature of humanity and the Fall, and how these teachings are related to our ethical decisions.
3. We hope you make some changes in your life as a response to the teachings of this lesson, helping you struggle against sin and temptation.
When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met:
1. Use all the resources and complete all the written assignments of the lesson, expressing how the lesson has encouraged you in the spiritual struggle against sin.
2. Obtain asatisfactory grade on the test, demonstrating that you can identify key aspects of God's authority over creation, the meaning of "open theism," the meaning of the supernatural, natural, and preternatural realms of creation, the ministry of angels, the influence of demons on humanity, the condition of the creation after the Fall, the corporate nature of the Fall, and the meaning of the spiritual struggle in Romans 7:18-24.
3. Answer the application questions in the study guides, showing how you have applied the teachings of the lesson to your life.
"Instructions for Lesson 7"
Carefully read the "Instructions for Lesson 7." You may want to print them out so that you can refer to them as you proceed through the assignments.
If you need a little reminder of how to do the assignments, go back to the instructions of lesson one and read the "General Instructions for Assignments" again.