Date: April 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 7:13 |

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful.
- Benjamin Franklin, American inventor (1705-1790)
Opening Thought: We cannot emphasize too strongly the necessity of understanding God’s take on sin and not man’s take on sin. The world does not like the ideas of man being ruined by the fall, redemption through the blood of Christ. Other terms such as sin, being lost, hell-bound, condemnation and other Biblical terms are not looked upon as relevant and modern. They are termed as harsh, unloving; yet they are the Biblical terms we should use.


  • What is Sin?
    • Some Biblical words
      • Harmartia - 1 Corinthians 6:18
        • "Sinneth"
        • Missing the mark
      • Anomos- 1 Timothy 1:9
        • "Lawless"
        • Wicked
    • Some Biblical examples
      • Of missing the mark
        • All have sinned
      • Of lawlessness
        • Ten Commandments
  • What are some wrong philosophies about sin?
    • Sin does not exist.
      • Testimony of history
      • Testimony of conscience
      • Testimony of religions
      • Testimony of Scripture
      • Testimony of our children
    • Sin is a disease/ Redefine of terms.
      • Examples:
        • My surroundings or environment makes me sin.
        • I was born this way
        • I am not at fault for my sin.
        • Once I am saved, I don’t have to worry about sin.
  • How serious is sin?
    • Word pictures in the Bible that show the seriousness.
      • Sin is poisonous, like a viper
      • Sin is stubborn, as a mule
      • Sin is cruel, like a bear
      • Sin is destructive, like a canker worm
    • Sin caused Satan to fall from heaven.
  • Is there a remedy for sin?
    • For the unbeliever
      • Salvation
    • For the believer
      • Be scared of sin
Your peace will be like a river, when you put away your sin; but not one word of true peace, not one drop of true comfort, can you have till then.
- Alexander Whyte