FAST FACTS ABOUT SIN
1. IT IS A COMPLETE PERSONALITY WITH OWN WILL.
“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, SIN IS CROUCHING AT YOUR DOOR: it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
1.1. So we know sin is a sneaker
1.2. It is craving to overcome and control
1.3. It can be resisted and over come
2. IT HAS AN APPETITE FOR PEOPLE.
2.2. It desire’s to have you.
“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.”
3. IT HAS AN ENCODED GPS TO NAB ITS USERS.
“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you MAY BE SURE OF THAT YOUR SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT.”
3. ALL SIS IS SIN – IT IS INTERCONNECTED.
“For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”
4. IT KEEPS TRACK OF ITS VICTIMS AT VARYING SPEEDS.
1 Timothy 5:24
“The sins of ARE OBVIOUS REACHING THE PLACE OF JUDGEMENT AHEAD OF THEM; the sins of OTHERS TRAIL BEHIND them.”
Be careful nothing of some distant past is following you only to an harass and intimidate embarrass at a point of no return
5. IT ATTRACTS THE GRACE OF GOD.
“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, GRACE ABOUNDED MUCH MORE abounded much more,”
“He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.”
GOD is not intimidated by sin or its increase – provision of endless Mercy had been provided to deal with the challenges of our day
6. WE FELL INTO IT AS A HUMAN RACE BUT WE COME OUT AS INDIVIDUALS.
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way DEATH CAME TO ALL PEOPLE
To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, DEATH REIGNED from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, EVEN ON THOSE WHO DID NOT SIN BY as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!”
7. TO BE FREE ONE HAS TO ACKNOWLEDGE, CONFESS AND RENOUNCE.
“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
8. THOUGH ALL ENCOMPASSING AND IT HAS AN ANTIDOTE.
“Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
“How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].”
9. SIN HAS LEGAL STATUS – IT OPERATES UNDER A LEGAL CODE.
“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,”
9.1. JESUS NAILED THE CODE.
“But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.”
9.2. HE BLOT OUT THE WRITING AGAINST US.
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, HAVING CANCELLED THE CHARGE OF LEGA INDEBTEDNESS ; which stood against us and condemned us; HE HAS TAKEN IT AWAY he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”
10. THERE’S A HIGHER LAW TO REGULATE THE CLAIMS OF THE LAW OF SIN.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT WHO GIVES LIFE has SET YOU FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEARTH.”
11. SIN HAS A TWIN – DEATH.
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—”
12. SIN CAUSES MOOD SWINGS AND DEPRESSION.
“Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
When I kept silent,
my BONES WASTED AWAY wasted away
through my GROANING all day long.
For dDAY AND NIGHT
your HAND WAS was HEAVY Ome;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.”