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Sin Study

  1. 1. Sin What we experience intrinsically but understand little of explicitly.
  2. 2. What comes to mind?
  3. 3. How big is the problem? <ul><li>Since an accurate understanding of sin helps keep our expectations much more realistic, a study of human depravity keeps us from being too easily discouraged by the behavior of people…Those who misunderstand the problem of sin will inevitably misunderstand its solution in the gospel, as false teachers throughout history have demonstrated. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Pyne, Humanity and Sin </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did it all begin? <ul><li>The Command </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 2:16-17 </li></ul>
  5. 5. How did it all begin? <ul><li>The Temptation </li></ul><ul><li>Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’? ” </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3:1 </li></ul>
  6. 6. How did it all begin? <ul><li>The Temptation </li></ul><ul><li>The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3:2-3 </li></ul>
  7. 7. How did it all begin? <ul><li>The Temptation </li></ul><ul><li>Eve may have misunderstood God’s prohibition, but more importantly, she misunderstood God…Eve misunderstood that fundamental principle, falling prey to the decpetion James [James 1:16-17] warned about. Listening to the serpent, she apparently concluded that the fruit of the tree could still be good even if it did not come from God. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Pyne, Humanity and Sin </li></ul>
  8. 8. How did it all begin? <ul><li>The Fall </li></ul><ul><li>When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3:6 </li></ul>
  9. 9. How did it all begin? <ul><li>The Fall </li></ul><ul><li>By encouraging her to transfer her trust from God to himself, the serpent helped institute a rebellion that overturned the order of creation…Pride works hand-in-hand with unfaith, contributing the self-interest that makes unbelief seem reasonable. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Pyne, Humanity and Sin </li></ul>
  10. 10. Demonstrations of Sin <ul><li>Ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>… being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart… </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:18 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Demonstrations of Sin <ul><li>Ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>Error </li></ul><ul><li>Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error.” </li></ul><ul><li>1 Samuel 26:21 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Demonstrations of Sin <ul><li>Ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>Error </li></ul><ul><li>Inattention </li></ul><ul><li>For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard… </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 2:2-3 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Terms for Character of Sin <ul><li>“ Missing the Mark” </li></ul><ul><li>Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 19:2 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Terms for Character of Sin <ul><li>“ Missing the Mark” </li></ul><ul><li>Irreligion </li></ul><ul><li>Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:9 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Terms for Character of Sin <ul><li>“ Missing the Mark” </li></ul><ul><li>Irreligion </li></ul><ul><li>Transgression </li></ul><ul><li>But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the Lord, when it will not succeed? Do not go up, or you will be struck down before your enemies, for the Lord is not among you. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers 14:41-42 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Terms for Character of Sin <ul><li>“ Missing the Mark” </li></ul><ul><li>Irreligion </li></ul><ul><li>Transgression </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. </li></ul><ul><li>Leviticus 19:15 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Terms for Character of Sin <ul><li>“ Missing the Mark” </li></ul><ul><li>Irreligion </li></ul><ul><li>Transgression </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Rebellion </li></ul><ul><li>… in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 2:2 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Terms for Character of Sin <ul><li>“Missing the Mark” </li></ul><ul><li>Irreligion </li></ul><ul><li>Transgression </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Rebellion </li></ul><ul><li>Perversion </li></ul><ul><li>Abomination </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it come under the ban; you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it, for it is something banned. </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 7:25-26 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Actions Attitudes Heart
  21. 21. Essences of Sin <ul><li>“…sin is not merely wrong acts and thoughts, but sinfulness as well, an inherent inner disposition inclining us to wrong acts and thoughts. We are not simply sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners…the essence of sin is simply failure to let God be God.” </li></ul><ul><li>Millard Erickson, Christian Theology </li></ul>
  22. 22. From scars to healing <ul><li>But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 5:8 </li></ul>
  23. 23. From scars to healing <ul><li>… For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 2:8-9 </li></ul>
  24. 24. From scars to healing <ul><li>“ … For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.“ </li></ul><ul><li>John 3:16-17 </li></ul>
  25. 25. Three words <ul><li>Justification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliverance from the penalty of sin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sanctification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliverance from the power of sin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Glorification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliverance from the presence of sin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Geisler, Systematic Theology </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. How then should we live? <ul><li>&quot; Straightening up,” Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 8:10-11 </li></ul>
  27. 27. How then should we live? <ul><li>Accept God’s Gift of Grace </li></ul><ul><li>Grow in our understanding of God and His desires for us </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain our fellowship – Keep short accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Be living pictures of God’s amazing love </li></ul>