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July 11th, 2007

Sins

Imagine our world without sin. Prisons would be empty. Crime would be absent. Poverty would be eliminated. Corruption would be nonexistent.

The reality is that sin is rampant throughout society and the world.  

  • “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 (NIV)
  • “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins.” Eph 2:1 (NIV)

To sin is to miss the mark. Failing to obey God is sin. When you sin, you break the heart of God. As Steve Farrar identified in his book, Finishing Strong:

  • Sin will take you farther than you want to go.
  • Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay.
  • Sin will cost you more than you want to pay.

Sin never delivers what it promises. God promises that sin will produce spiritual death. So why do people sin? Why is there a natural bent toward sin? It all goes back to the fall of man when Adam sinned against God. We inherited the sin nature.

Our only hope is the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. He is our only hope. Spend some time confessing to God the specific times that you missed the mark of His holiness and righteousness. Acknowledge your dependency upon God and walk in His way.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 at 2:00 am
Category Sins.
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