13 REASONS WHY WE13 REASONS WHY WE
NEED TO STOP SINNINGNEED TO STOP SINNING
John 8:1-6 (NLT)
Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives,
but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple.
A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.
As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and
Pharisees brought a woman they had caught in the act of
adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. "Teacher," they
said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the very act of
adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you
say?" They were trying to trap him into saying something
they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and
wrote in the dust with his finger.
John 8:7-11 (NLT)
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and
said, "All right, stone her. But let those who have never sinned
throw the first stones!"
Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When
the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one,
beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the
middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up
again and said to her, "Where are your accusers? Didn't even
one of them condemn you?"
"No, Lord," she said. And Jesus said, "Neither do I. Go and
sin no more."
1. SIN DOES NOT SATISFY1. SIN DOES NOT SATISFY
Hebrews 11:25 (NKJV)
...choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God
than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin.
Hebrews 11:25 (NIV)
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God
rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.
Sin will never satisfy! In the end, the
happiness becomes sadness, the thrill
becomes a nightmare, the pleasure
becomes an addiction. Sin never keeps
2. SIN LEADS TO MORE SINS2. SIN LEADS TO MORE SINS
““The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him;The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him;
the cords of his sin hold him fast.”the cords of his sin hold him fast.”
Proverbs 5:22Proverbs 5:22
““The eyes of man are never satisfied”The eyes of man are never satisfied”
Proverbs 27:20Proverbs 27:20
Greed cannot be satisfied by
possessions; drug addiction cannot be
satisfied with a great high; lust cannot be
satisfied with a one-night stand; pride
cannot be satisfied with promotion and
3. SIN LEADS TO WORSE3. SIN LEADS TO WORSE
Sins always drag the human
character and will down; sin
never lifts us up.
““So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must noSo I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no
longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.
They are darkened in their understanding and separated fromThey are darkened in their understanding and separated from
the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due tothe life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to
the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, theythe hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they
have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge inhave given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in
every kind of impurity,every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for morewith a continual lust for more.”.”
Ephesians 4:17-19Ephesians 4:17-19
4. SIN ENSLAVES4. SIN ENSLAVES
It is easy to step into it but so
hard to step out of it!
Sin enslaves, and it does so inSin enslaves, and it does so in
at least three ways:at least three ways:
1.1. Sin enslaves to itselfSin enslaves to itself
Sin leads to more sins and to worseSin leads to more sins and to worse
sins, each one more entrapping andsins, each one more entrapping and
more binding than the last (Proverbsmore binding than the last (Proverbs
2. Sin enslaves to the flesh2. Sin enslaves to the flesh
When we habitually sin, addictions areWhen we habitually sin, addictions are
created and bodily cravings come alivecreated and bodily cravings come alive
with a vengeance. Harmful mentalwith a vengeance. Harmful mental
habits are formed and destructivehabits are formed and destructive
patterns of living are birthed (Romanspatterns of living are birthed (Romans
3. Sin enslaves to demons3. Sin enslaves to demons
Demons are very destructiveDemons are very destructive
(Matthew 12:43-45). When you give(Matthew 12:43-45). When you give
yourself to sin, you give yourself toyourself to sin, you give yourself to
them (Ephesians 4:26-27).them (Ephesians 4:26-27).
5. SIN DEGRADES AND5. SIN DEGRADES AND
- Sin stains the sinner “As dead flies
give perfume a bad smell, so a little
folly outweighs wisdom and honor.”
““But a man who commits adulteryBut a man who commits adultery
lacks judgment; whoever does solacks judgment; whoever does so
destroy himself. Blows anddestroy himself. Blows and
disgrace are his lot, and his shamedisgrace are his lot, and his shame
will never be wiped away.”will never be wiped away.”
6. SIN STEALS JOY6. SIN STEALS JOY
You have made known to me the path of
life; you will fill me with joy in your
presence, with eternal pleasures at your
JOY is the most perfect sign of the presence
of God.” Sin drive that presence away!
Sin steals something that all the
money in the world cannot buy-
7. SIN STEALS OUR7. SIN STEALS OUR
CONFIDENCE BEFORE GODCONFIDENCE BEFORE GOD
Sin steals all purity and innocence,
making us uneasy with people and
uncomfortable with God.
Genesis 3:6-9 (NIV)
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for
food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining
wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her
husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of
both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked;
so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for
themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the
LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the
day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the
garden. But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"
8. GOD WILL PUNISH SINNERS IN THIS8. GOD WILL PUNISH SINNERS IN THIS
WORLD AND IN THE WORLD TO COMEWORLD AND IN THE WORLD TO COME
Isaiah 1:18-20 (NIV)
"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD.
"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they
shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you
will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and
rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the
mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Revelation 3:4-6 (NIV)
Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not
soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed
in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes
will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot
out his name from the book of life, but will
acknowledge his name before my Father and his
angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit says to the churches.
““Who knows the power of your anger?Who knows the power of your anger?
For your wrath is as great as the fearFor your wrath is as great as the fear
that is due you. Teach us to numberthat is due you. Teach us to number
our days aright, that we may gain aour days aright, that we may gain a
heart of wisdom.”heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 90:11-12Psalm 90:11-12
9. SIN HURTS THE LORD9. SIN HURTS THE LORD
When you sin, you wound your Savior and spit
in His face, making a mockery of His love and
denying your very words of devotion and praise.
Your sin stings JESUS!Our disobedience
causes Him grief (Genesis 6:6; Luke 19:41-44)
10. SIN HURTS THE SINNER10. SIN HURTS THE SINNER
The fact is, if you keep on sinning, it
will haunt you and hunt you until it
Proverbs 4:18-19 (NIV)
The path of the righteous is like the first
gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till
the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like deep
darkness; they do not know what makes
Galatians 6:7-9 (NLT)
Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God
and get away with it. You will always reap what you
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires
will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But
those who live to please the Spirit will harvest
everlasting life from the Spirit.
So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get
discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of
blessing at the appropriate time.
11. SIN HURTS THE SINNER’S11. SIN HURTS THE SINNER’S
FAMILY AND FRIENDSFAMILY AND FRIENDS
The sin that is in one man’s heart is able to
infect a whole world, it is of such a spreading
and infectious nature.
No one is an island when it comes to sin. Your
sin can affect your family and all those who are
attached to you.
Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)
Look after each other so that none of you
will miss out on the special favor of God.
Watch out that no bitter root of unbelief
rises up among you, for whenever it
springs up, many are corrupted by its
12. SIN PUTS THE SINNER ON THE SIDE12. SIN PUTS THE SINNER ON THE SIDE
OF THE DEVIL, DEMONS AND THEOF THE DEVIL, DEMONS AND THE
When we sin, we join forces with hell and become
accomplices of the devil.
“If you belonged to the world, it would love
you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the
world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That
is why the world hates you.” - John 15:19
1 John 3:8-10 (NLT)
But when people keep on sinning, it shows they belong
to the Devil, who has been sinning since the beginning.
But the Son of God came to destroy these works of the
Those who have been born into God's family do not sin,
because God's life is in them. So they can't keep on
sinning, because they have been born of God. So now
we can tell who are children of God and who are
children of the Devil. Anyone who does not obey
God's commands and does not love other
Christians does not belong to God.
““You adulterous people, don’t youYou adulterous people, don’t you
know that friendship with the world isknow that friendship with the world is
hatred toward God? Anyone whohatred toward God? Anyone who
chooses to be a friend of the worldchooses to be a friend of the world
becomes an enemy of God.”becomes an enemy of God.”
13. SIN BLOCKS THE BLESSINGS13. SIN BLOCKS THE BLESSINGS
AND THE PROMISES OF GODAND THE PROMISES OF GOD
““See, I am setting before you today a blessing andSee, I am setting before you today a blessing and
a curse –the blessing if you obey the commands ofa curse –the blessing if you obey the commands of
the Lord your God that I am giving you today; thethe Lord your God that I am giving you today; the
curse if you disobey the commands of the Lordcurse if you disobey the commands of the Lord
your God and turn from the way that I commandyour God and turn from the way that I command
you today by following other gods, which you haveyou today by following other gods, which you have
not known.”not known.”
Deuteronomy 11:26-28Deuteronomy 11:26-28
Deuteronomy 28:15-16 (NIV)
However, if you do not obey the LORD
your God and do not carefully follow all his
commands and decrees I am giving you
today, all these curses will come upon you
and overtake you:
You will be cursed in the city and cursed in
Deuteronomy 28:1-3 (NIV)
If you fully obey the LORD your God and
carefully follow all his commands I give you
today, the LORD your God will set you high
above all the nations on earth. All these
blessings will come upon you and accompany
you if you obey the LORD your God: You will
be blessed in the city and blessed in the