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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 95th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Lesson Title: WE’RE ALL UNDER SIN’S POWER

Adult/Young Adult Topic: EVERYONE “BLOWS IT”

Printed Text: Romans 3:9-20

Key Verse: Romans 3:20 (NLT)

No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to criticize God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who made it, “Why have you made me like this?”

Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016

UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:

Many people are grateful for all they have in life, but others take every opportunity to abuse each privilege that comes along. Why does this wide variation exist? The psalmist said that God’s people must give thanks for all the wonders that He has done and for His steadfast love that endures forever, while Paul lamented that humans had corrupted God’s creation almost from the beginning and that all human beings continue to be sinful and will be held accountable by God.

CONCLUDING REFLECTION:

The Michael Jackson hit song, “Man in the Mirror”, is most self-reflective: If you want to make the world a better place, Take a look at you yourself, and then make a change.

Too often many people look to others or “circumstances” as the cause of the world’s problems. I’m sure you’ve heard people say, “It’s not me, but somebody else. Others are wrong, I’m right.”

People have to commit to making a change. If people want the world to be a better place, they have to start with themselves! They must look in their own “mirrors” and realize that everyone can do something. The problem is that too many see the shortcomings of others but not their own.

When we recognize that we are under the power of sin and only God can free us, then we are on the road to not only making a positive change in the world, but also preparing for life eternal with the Lord.

PRAYER:

Almighty God, we stand helpless before you. We are born under the influence of sin. We need the indwelling power of your Holy Spirit to empower us daily. We thank you for your son, Jesus, whose sacrifice made it all possible. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Sunday School Review “We’re All Under Sin’s Power”  was originally published on oldschool955.hellobeautiful.com