Sin is a condition of the heart.
Sermon Outline for August 2, 2015 ~ If you would like to hear the entire sermon go to the following link:
Scripture Text: Genesis 3:9-17
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? It is not a cry of a detective but of a broken heart.
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Ten Never Changing Facts to Remember About Sin:
Sin is a willful act. Sin is a transgression against God. He calls us out of darkness and into His wonderful light.
1 John 3:4 – Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. John 8:10-11 – When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 1 John 2:1 – My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 1 Peter 2:9 – But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;
Sin is a condition of the heart.
Psalm 51:5 – Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 58:3 – The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Matthew 5:19 – Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Sin never satisfies.
Hebrews 11:25 – Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Sin will find you out. (Note: This is the only place in the Bible that says BE SURE)
Numbers 32:23 – But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.
Sin brings sorrow.
Psalm 51:3 – For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. James 1:15 – Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Sin Hardens the heart.
Hebrews 3:13 – But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Ephesians 4:18 – Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Matthew 15:16-20 –And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Sin affects others.
Exodus 20:5b – for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
1 Corinthians 5:6 – Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Sin separates me from God.
Isaiah 59:1-2 – Behold, the Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
2 Thessalonians 1:9 – They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might
Romans 1:24 – Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves
Matthew 25:41 – Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Sin cost God His dear Son.
1 Peter 1:18-19 – Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Sin can be both forgiven and cleansed.
1 John 1:7-9 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness
Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
John 8:36 – if the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
God loves you.
He does not want to see you suffering in sin.
You can be free from the bondage of sin today, right now.
With a sincere heart ask the Father to forgive you and your faith will set you free.