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Part III - Understand What Sin Is

Overcoming Sin – Part 3

Know What Sin Really Is

What is sin?


  1. According to 1 John 3:4, sin is L_________________?


When the Bible says that sin is lawless, it means that we don’t obey God’s law—we have rejected the law of our Creator. When we sin, we refuse to do what God wants and instead we do what we want.

  1. Many times, when God says “don’t”, what He is really saying is don’t hurt yourself. How is this true with the first command God gave to Adam in Genesis 2:15-17?

  2. According to 1 John 5:17, Sin is U_________________.


  1. How does James 4:17 describe sin?

  2. How does Romans 14:23 describe sin?

  3. What does Isaiah 64:6 say about even our righteous deeds?

  4. What does Leviticus 5:16-19 say even about unintentional sins?

What causes us to sin?


  1. According to Matthew 15:18, our sins come from our


  1. According to James 1:14-15, sins comes from our own



a.        Knowing that sin comes from evil desires, what should we do about our desires?

  1. According to Jeremiah 17:9, the heart is D____________.

  2. According to Hebrews 3:13, we can become hardened to the

    D_______________ of Sin.

  3. Based upon Jeremiah 17:9 and Hebrews 3:13 why do we sometimes not think our sins are not that bad?

  4. According to 1 John 3:8, who are we letting empower us when we sin?

  5. Read Ephesians 2:1-3; what three forces are we joining with when we sin?

    1. The P_____________ of the air.

    2. The W ____________.

    3. The L_________ of our F_________ and M _________.

What are the results of sin?


  1. Read 1 Corinthians 8:12, who do we really hurt when we hurt another Christian?

  2. Read Hebrews 12:1, what does sin do to our walk with Christ?

  3. What does Isaiah 59:2 say about how sin affects our relationship with God?

  4. Read Galatians 5:19-21 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, what does this passage say about people who refuse to give up their sins?

  5. According to Romans 1:26 and 28, what does God do with people who refuse to repent and do not trust in Christ?


  1. According to Ezekiel 18:4, sin leads to D___________.

  2. Read Revelation 20:1-4, what happens to those who do not repent?

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Russ Brewer

Russ Brewer

Rescued from the domain of darkness, transferred to the kingdom of the Son. Undershepherd of Grace. Husband of Corinne. Father of three. Chew-toy to Zeke...

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