THEME: THE LORD SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER
SUB-THEME: THE POWER OF HIS REIGN.
TOPIC: THE SOURCE OF POWER TO REIGN
TEXT: Romans 1:1-5; Rev. 12:10-12
AIMS: (i) To help Christians appreciate the source of Christ’s power to reign.
(ii) To enable them recognise Christ’s power as our source to reign with Him.
INTRODUCTION: Every kingdom subsists by power. Kings
exercise dominion and rejoice by it. How long they rule or exercise
authority rests principally on the source of their power. In this
study, we shall examine the source of Christ’s power to reign and
that as our source of our power to reign with Him. The authority
of the sovereign God is unquestionable and unalterable because it
derives from within and revolves around Him.
Part A: The source of Christ’s power to reign. Phil.2:5-11;
1. What is the basis of His power?
2. Discuss its extent and durability.
Part B: The source of the believers’ power to reign with Christ.
John 1:12; Psa.91:1; Luke 10:19; Rev.12:10.
3. On what are based the believers’ power? Cf. Luke 22:28, 29;
4. How effectively can these be used?
CONCLUSION: Christians in the contemporary world are facing
many and great challenges. God has given believers the grace to
know the various means of handling any challenges they
encounter. The grace comes through Christ who reigns in us.
Food for Thought: It is God who gives us the power to reign with
Him. We should learn and hold dearly to this solemn truth.
Memory Verse: Revelation 12:11.