The world engages in sin and seeks to justify its behavior. While they glorify and even applaud sinful activities, Christians can not allow the world's ideas concerning sin to influence Christian teaching and behavior. As always, God must be the One to shape our understanding of sin. Sin cannot be ignored. We must deal with it or else it will deal with us (Romans 6:23).
We invite you to view the video below and follow along with the outline as we seek to understand the word "Sin" and its implications for mankind.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. (James 1:12-15)
A. Text: Genesis 39:1-23
B. Although today many mock even the idea of “sin”. It cannot be ignored. We must all deal with it (Rom 3:23). If not, it will deal with us (Rom 6:23)!
I. The D_____________ of Sin
A. Jospeh understood that sin is “Great W____________” (v. 9)
- The common word for sin in the Bible means, “To M______ the M________ (target).
- Romans 3:23
II. The R____________ for Sin
A. “How then can _____ do this…?” (v. 9). Jospeh had a strong sense of P__________ responsibility. Others tried to pass the buck (consider Genesis 3).
B. The individual who sins will be P__________ (Ezekiel 18:20, James 1:13-15)
III. The C______________ of Sin
A. “Sin A_________ God” (v.9). Jospeh understood that sin jeopardizes one’s relationship with God! (Isaiah 59:1-2)
B. “Sin will always take you farther than you wanted to S_______. Keep you longer than you wanted to S_______. Cost you more than you wanted to P_____”