Pre Encounter Lesson 6: Go and Sin No More

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Pre Encounter Lesson 6: Go and Sin No More

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Pre Encounter Lesson 6: Go and Sin No More

  1. 1. 13 REASONS WHY WE13 REASONS WHY WE NEED TO STOP SINNINGNEED TO STOP SINNING
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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."
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Sin will never satisfy! In the end, the happiness becomes sadness, the thrill becomes a nightmare, the pleasure becomes an addiction. Sin never keeps its promises.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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 fame.
  8. 8. 3. SIN LEADS TO WORSE3. SIN LEADS TO WORSE SINSSINS Sins always drag the human character and will down; sin never lifts us up.
  9. 9. ““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
  10. 10. 4. SIN ENSLAVES4. SIN ENSLAVES It is easy to step into it but so hard to step out of it!
  11. 11. 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 5:22).5:22).
  12. 12. 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 7:14-24).7:14-24).
  13. 13. 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).
  14. 14. 5. SIN DEGRADES AND5. SIN DEGRADES AND HUMILIATESHUMILIATES - Sin stains the sinner “As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.” Ecclesiastes 10:1
  15. 15. ““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.” Proverbs 6:32-33
  16. 16. 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 right hand. Psalm 16:11 JOY is the most perfect sign of the presence of God.” Sin drive that presence away!
  17. 17. Sin steals something that all the money in the world cannot buy- joy.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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?"
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. ““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
  23. 23. 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)
  24. 24. 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 hurts you.
  25. 25. 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 them stumble.
  26. 26. 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 sow! 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.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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 poison.
  29. 29. 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 WORLDWORLD 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
  30. 30. 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 Devil. 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.
  31. 31. ““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.” James 4:4
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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 the country.
  34. 34. 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 country.

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