What is Sin?

  •  Sin is "to miss the mark".  God has a standard of perfection that He has established and when this standard is broken we are no longer in a right relationship with Him.
  • Sin is when we disobey God be breaking His law and we failto be Christ-like.  Christ was the example of perfection.
  • Sin prevents us from spending eternity with God and also from having the wonderful life that He desires for us.
  • Sin is the refusal to acknowledge God's authority over our lives.
  • Sin can be as bad as gossiping about someone, robbing a house or killing someone.
  • The main point is that everyone sins: you, me, our family members, our friends, our classmates, our co-workers, our parents, our fellow church members, our pastors, everyone other than Jesus Christ.


Scripture to confirm that all sin:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23(NIV)

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives." 1 John 1:8-10 (NIV)

What Did Jesus Do For You?

What Can You Do for Him to be in You?

  • Jesus died a brutal death on the cross to save us from our sins.
  • Because of sin, a perfect blood sacrifice is needed for our relationship with God to be restored.  Jesus' death and resurrection fulfilled the blood sacrifice that is needed.
  • Jesus is the only way to Gad.

Scripture to confirm Jesus and His action:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (NIV)

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 (NIV)

"Jesus answered,'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'." John 14:6 (NIV)

  • Admit that you are a sinner
    • Acknowledge that you sin and are in need of forgiveness.
    • "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord." Acts 3:19
  • Believe in the power of Jesus' death and resurrection
    • Recognize God's love for you and how it was expressed by the sending of His son Jesus Christ.
    • "Jesus answered,'I am the way and the truth and the life. No ones comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 (NIV)
    • "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6 (NIV)
  • Commit your life to God by asking Him to be your Lord and Savior
    • "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:9,10 & 13 (NIV)
  • Realize that God is calling you to accept Jesus
    • "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:44
  • Pray this simple prayer
    • "Dear Lord, I admit that I'm a sinner. I know this because your Word tells me so. I believe that Jesus lived a perfect life and died for my sins. I believe He was buried and rose from the dead. Please forgive me of my sins. I commit my life to you. I accept you as my Savior and Lord as I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart. Thank you Jesus for saving my soul. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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* NIV = New Internation Version