Lesson Six

Dealing with Sin

How Does God Look at My Sin?

A.     Your sin was judged by God at Calvary (2 Corinthians 5:12).
B.     If you continue in sin, God will chastise you as a father chastises his son (Hebrews 12:5-11).
C.     God will allow you to reap according to what you have sown (Galatians 6:7-8).

What Things Can I do to Overcome Sin?

A.     Your sin is your own fault, not anyone else's. You must accept responsibility for your sin. You will never correct anything until you face up to your responsibility (Proverbs 28:13).
B.     Don't allow sinful thoughts to control your mind (2 Corinthians 10:5).
C.     Don't make provisions for the flesh (Romans 13:14).
D.     Realize that you are dead to sin in Jesus Christ. Dead men cannot sin (Romans 6:6-13; Colossians 3:1-10).
E.     Judge your sin. Agree with God that it is sin (1 Corinthians 11:31-32).
F.     Confess your sins to God (1 John 1:9).
G.     Hide God's Word in your heart to battle sin.
  1.   God has made a way of escape from temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).
  2.   That way of escape is the Word of God (Psalms 119:9-11).
  3.   Jesus Christ overcame His temptation by quoting Scripture.
  4.   The only sure way of overcoming sin in your life is through the power of the Word of God as your hide it in your heart and apply it to your life.
H.     Trust God's promises to cleanse you and to fight your battles for you (2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 4:15-16).
I.     Walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-25; Romans 8:1-8).