Unavoidable Sin

July 8, 2018 - Bible Text:

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This week's scripture: John 13:1-17; 34

We sin. Call it mistakes, errors, failings, etc. Everyone sins. It's unavoidable. It's not just the temptation, but it is the acting on the temptation.

What is sin?
You can define it traditionally as anything that takes our focus off of God and puts it on ourselves. It can be pride (needing to be better than you are), greed (insatiable want of material possessions), lust (objectifying people), envy (jealousy), gluttony (having too much), wrath (anger) or sloth (laziness), we all have succumb to some vice. It can also be defined as personal and social. The personal side of sin connects very closely with the traditional concept,but the idea of social sin, defined as needlessly hurting others requires a little more thought. Social sin could be destroying the planet, not solving thehunger problem, not getting medicine to the sick, inflicting socio-economic affliction internationally.

What does sin do?
It separates us from God. It binds us to death and decay like a vice. Often it causes us to spiral out of control.

What does Jesus do for us?
He frees us by announcing that while we are guilt we are free and welcomes us back into a right/proper relationship with God.

Preacher: Joe Tiedemann | Series: Rules of the Game

There is no sermon recording this week.
This week’s scripture: John 13:1-17; 34
We sin. Call it mistakes, errors, failings, etc. Everyone sins. It’s unavoidable. It’s not just the temptation, but it is the acting on the temptation.

What is sin?
You can define it traditionally as anything that takes our focus off of God and puts it on ourselves. It can be pride (needing to be better than you are), greed (insatiable want of material possessions), lust (objectifying people), envy (jealousy), gluttony (having too much), wrath (anger) or sloth (laziness), we all have succumb to some vice. It can also be defined as personal and social. The personal side of sin connects very closely with the traditional concept,but the idea of social sin, defined as needlessly hurting others requires a little more thought. Social sin could be destroying the planet, not solving thehunger problem, not getting medicine to the sick, inflicting socio-economic affliction internationally.

What does sin do?
It separates us from God. It binds us to death and decay like a vice. Often it causes us to spiral out of control.

What does Jesus do for us?
He frees us by announcing that while we are guilt we are free and welcomes us back into a right/proper relationship with God.