Overcomers (Bible Lessons)

Jesus came to overcome the world (John 16:33) so we could be overcomers as well, spending eternity with Him:

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God (Revelation 2:7 NKJV).

Jesus, fully God and fully man came to earth because we are all sinners,

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23),

and only Jesus could take away sin from the world:

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29).

He accomplished that by giving us the gospel to obey. All of the Bible lessons about Salvation thoroughly discuss the gospel and through obedience to the gospel, how Jesus takes our sins away. I have seen lost souls come to church, not really understanding their sinful nature, being convicted by hearing gospel preaching, and then at the altar, be filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues

Did they repent? Of course! God will not give you the gift of the Holy Ghost without repentance. Repentance is turning to God. A simple genuine and authentic prayer something like "Oh God, I want my life to change, even though I don't fully understand what all my sins are, I ask you to forgive me of my sins, I want to turn my life completely over to you"; and then with your hands raised, praising Him and thanking Him can be enough for God to fill you with the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues, as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:4). Then with baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, sins are fully remitted, that is, forgiven. You will then be born again!

Being turned to God, means you do your absolute best not to sin any more, either by commission or omission. The Apostle Paul states that God's grace is greater than sin, in fact, leading us to righteousness after we have obeyed the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 5:20-21 ESV).

In Chapter 6, Paul then says if grace is always more abundant than sin, should we continue to sin? Of course, he says "no" and explains why:

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1-4 ESV).

The point being that is essential to know "what is sin", so you can avoid it like you would a plague. By regularly attending a church where Bible truth is preached, you will be taught about what sin is and about overcoming your sinful nature. Having the Holy Ghost helps you overcome sin. The Holy Ghost will help you lead and live a repentant lifestyle.

In the meantime, these Bible lessons about being overcomers will begin to give you Godly knowledge, understanding and wisdom to do your absolute best not to have sin in your life. The lessons in this series are:

  1. Ransom Paid by Jesus Christ
  2. What is Sin?
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Eternal Life
  5. God's Masterpiece
  6. Temple of God
  7. Spiritual Warfare
  8. Bitterness
  9. Salvage Title
  10. Once Saved Always Saved?
  11. Peace to You
  12. Rebellious Children
  13. Perfect Man
  14. New Wine
  15. Christian Suffering
  16. To Forgive
  17. Holy Ghost Power
  18. Keeping Out the Darkness
  19. Christian Lifestyle

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