How Do We View Our Own Sins?

How Do We View Our Own Sins?

I. Stealth: “I won’t get caught”

    A. Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11)
    B. You can’t hide sin from God (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Hebrews 4:13)

II. Shifting blame: “It’s not my fault”

    A. Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1-13)
    B. You are responsible for your own actions (Ezekiel 18:20; James 1:14-15)

III. Denial: “I don’t know what you’re talking about”

    A. Cain (Genesis 4:8-9)
    B. Self-deception is dangerous (1 John 1:8-10)

IV. Continued rebellion: “Maybe later”

    A. Felix (Acts 24:24-25)
    B. Agrippa (Acts 26:25-28)
    C. There is urgency in obedience (Acts 16:30-33)

V. The Biblical response: “I’m sorry, please forgive me”

    A. Simon the sorcerer (Acts 8:13, 18-24)
    B. David (2 Samuel 12:7-13; Psalm 51)
    C. Have you examined yourself? (2 Corinthians 13:5)

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