By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
A. Sin is a very serious matter.
B. It has plagued man from the beginning until this present time.
C. Many people try to say that sin is all right as long as you don't kill anyone.
D. Whether you kill someone
or speak one deceptive word, God views it
E. Today, let's look at the
very anatomy or "Make up" of sin and see just
I. It Separates One From God.
A. Adam and Eve.
B. Israel - Isaiah 59:1-2
"Behold, Jehovah's hand is not shortened, that it
C. Alienated from a life with God - Ephesians 4:18.
1. Cut off from God.
II. It Produces Spiritual Death.
A. Adam and Eve --- "Ye shall surely die..."
1. They were created SINLESS.
2. Death starts from a Spiritual separation from God.
B. Israel - Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that sinneth, it shall die..."
1. Will be cut off from God.
C. Romans 6:23 -- (Sin earns something)
III. It Destroys A Person's Health.
A. Example: Accidents connected with SIN:
1. Drunk driving (1000's)
2. Ungodly relationships -- (Diseases)
4. Even sinful thoughts
IV. It Is Engaged In By All Men Everywhere.
A. Romans 3:23.
B. No man is sinless but
the blood of Jesus can keep him clean.
V. It Is A Transgression Of The Law.
A. I John 3:4 --- "Every
one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness,; and sin
B. God has always had a standard:
1. Adam and Eve -- "Don't eat".
2. Noah -- "Build an ark".
3. Israel -- "Follow me".
4. Now -- "Obey my will".
VI. Sin Is Deceptive.
A. Proverbs 14:12 --- "There is a way that seems right..."
B. People fool themselves.
C. Example: Breaking the law of the land.
VII. It Has A Binding, Enslaving Power.
A. Deeper one goes, harder it is to get out.
A. SIN Has A Remedy.
1. God wants us on His side.
2. Renounce sin in your lives... (Turn it down).
a. Obey God's commands.
b. Hold fast the profession of our faith.
c. Serve God with everything.