God’s Master Plan for Our Life Lesson One

Lesson One

SIN

As you begin these eight self-study lesson this basic course we will start with sin. Yes, most of you will know the story of Adam and Eve and the fall of man, however, let us look for a more, deeper meaning of why Paul wrote to them at Rome about the wages of sin. Moreover, we will be dealing with what the apostle Paul wrote unto the people in Rome about the law with a very basic understanding of the Bible states regarding sin.

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 3:1-19

INTRODUCTION: Today, within the modern-day church world it is well to begin our opening lesson to consider where and how sin began and these Bible passages from Genesis 3, and how many people talk about sin, and by addressing various names. Some call it a mistake, some call it failure, and some call it, human weakness or human error. Whatever name you may decide to give to sin, every Christian must know that sin is extremely bad. Sin means disobeying God, and anyone who disobeys the Almighty God is in great danger of the judgment.

LESSON OUTLINE and YOUR QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED

HOW DID SIN START?
CERTAIN THINGS CALLED SIN
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF SIN?
CAN SIN BE HIDDEN?
HOW CAN I BE FREE FROM SIN?

HOW DID SIN START?

In addressing this question many just teach that it was the fall of mankind however, it is well to Note: That actually, sin started or began with Satan you will find recorded in Isaiah 1 4:12-14. Then sin entered the world through Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve sinned because they listened to the devil or to the serpent and disobeyed God. They doubted God’s love and His Word, looked at what God had forbidden and ate thereof. There is a great lesson for us in these Bible passages: if you do not want to sin, then do not listen to the devil and whatever God forbids must remain forbidden unto you.

CERTAIN THINGS CALLED SIN.

The Bible contains a long list of things called sin. You will discover some of them for yourself by reading from these reference found in the following: 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (5 sins); Romans 1:29-31 (19 sins); 1 Timothy 1:9-11 (6 Sins); Colossians 3:5-8 (7 sins); Galatians 5:19-21 (9 sins); Mark 7:20-23 (3 sins). Are you free from all these sins?

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF SIN?

There are many results of Sin recorded in both the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. We shall only look at three.

Death. (Romans 6:23). Anyone who sins will die not only physically, but spiritually also. That is, not only will he die physically, he will forever be separated from God.
Punishment. (Matthew 25:46). Not only will a sinner be separated from God, he will be tormented for ever and ever.
Hell. (Matthew 25:41), Hell, the place where sinners will spend eternity, is a burning pit where people go because of their sins and disobedience to God and God’s Word and there they will be thirsty forever and they will suffer the type of pain that one gets if one touches fire! It is a terrible and fearful place.

CAN SIN BE HIDDEN?

Can you hide your sins from God? No. It is not possible. (Numbers 32:23). Not only will your sin be discovered, you will be discovered also. Remember the cases of Adam, Cain, Achan, Ananias and Sapphira, Judas Iscariot and many others and fear God. (Proverbs 28:13). Forsake your sins today.

HOW CAN I BE FREE FROM SIN?

Can I free myself from sin? (Jeremiah 2:22). Whatever my effort, I cannot personally free myself from sin. But thank God for Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:7). It is the powerful Blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses from all sins. (1 John 1:7). Do you wish to be free from your burden of sin? Then wash in the Blood of Jesus.

QUESTIONS
1. What is Sin?
2. How did sin start?
3. Why did Adam and Eve sin?
4. Name four things you know as sin
5. What are the results of sin?
6. Can you hide your sin?
7. How can you be free from sin?

FOR FURTHER READING: The following passages will tell you more about sin and the one who is able to save from sin. Romans 7:13, Hebrews 1:13, Psalm 97:10, 1 John 1:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John. 3:5; Hebrews 4:15. Do You Know Your Bible