Colossians 3:1-5 (1)

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Victory Over Sin

Colossians 3:1-5 (1)

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Lesson Number 14

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. The biblical method of victory over sin is the RAM method. R – Realize your position in Christ A – Aspire to the things of heaven M – Mortify your members on earth

Practical Application

  1. Memorize and practice Romans 6:11 every day.


  1. Briefly outline the structure of the Book of Colossians.
  2. What is the RAM method of victory over sin?
  3. What is our spiritual position in Christ? Support with Scripture.
  4. Do Christians sin? Support your answer with Scripture.
  5. Can we overcome sin by our own will power?


  1. Chapter 1 and 2 – Doctrinal; Chapters 3 and 4 – Practical
  2. R – realize your position in Christ A – aspire to the things of heaven M – mortify your members on earth
  3. We are raised with Christ (Colossians 3.1-3), and this is the way God sees us. We are dead to sin and alive to Christ.
  4. Yes. 1 John 1.8-10
  5. No. That would be like trying to pull ourselves up by our own boot straps. We must rely on God’s power.


  1. Review the RAM method for victory over sin. Discuss how you can apply this to your life.
  2. Be sure that you know your position in Christ before God. Does this help in your daily living for Christ?


  1. Memorize Romans 6:1-2. Think of a specific time you failed to have victory over sin in your life. If you have been trying to overcome it by your own will power, turn it over to Christ, and let Him deal with it.

Key Verses

  • “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2
  • “Your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
  • “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth.” Colossians 3:5

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