Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
I. Origin of Sin
A. Romans 5:12 By one man sin entered the world.
B. Romans 5:19 By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners.
II. The Sinful Nature of Man
A. Gen 8:21 The imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.
B. Eph 2:2-3 Man is by nature sinful.
C. Romans 7:14-15 Unredeemed man is carnal under sin.
D. Jeremiah 17:9 The heart without God is deceitful and wicked.
III. Location of Sin
A. Mark 7:20-23 That which defiles comes from within.
B. Matthew 15:18 Sin comes from within the heart.
IV. All Have Sinned
A. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
B. Romans 3:9 Both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin.
C. 1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.
V. All Who Commit Sin Are of the Devil
A. 1 John 3:8a He that committeth sin is of the devil.
VI. Sin Involves a Willful Rejection of Light
A. John 15:22-24 Imputed sin is a result of knowledge.
B. John 9:41 There is no imputed sin where there is no light.
C. Romans 5:13 Sin is not imputed when there is no law.
VII. Temptation Is Not Sin
A. Matthew 4:1 Jesus was tempted of the devil.
B. Hebrews 4:15 Christ was tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
C. James 1:14-15 When lust hath conceived, it brings forth sin
VIII. Power of Sin
A. Romans 7:14-15 In the flesh, there is no power to overcome sin.
B. Romans 7:23 The natural man is under the captivity of the law of sin.
IX. Effects of Sin
A. Isaiah 59:2 Sin separates from God.
B. James 1:15 Sin brings forth death.
C. John 8:34 Sin brings bondage.
X. Consequences of Sin
A. John 8:21-24 Those who die in their sins can not be with Christ.
B. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death.
C. Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell.
D. Matthew 25:46 Everlasting punishment.
E. Revelation 21:8 Sentenced to the lake of fire.
XI. Sacrifices of the Law Did Not Take Away Sins
A. Hebrews 10:1-4 The blood of bulls and of goats did not take away sins.
B. 1 Kings 8:46 No one lived without sin under the Mosaic law. (Eccl 7:20)
C. Rom 8:3 The law was weak through the flesh.
D. 1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin.
XII. Deliverance Through the Atonement of Christ
A. Zechariah 13:1 Prophesy of the cleansing for sin.
B. Matthew 1:21 Jesus was born to save his people from their sins.
C. Romans 5:10-12 Atonement of sin through Christ.
D. 1 John 4:10 Jesus is the propitiation for our sins.
E. Hebrews 9:26 Jesus put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
F. 1 John 3:5 Jesus came to take away our sins.
XIII. Instruction Not to Sin
A. John 8:11 Go, and sin no more. (John 5:14)
B. Romans 6:12 Sin should not reign in our body.
C. I Corinthians 15:34 Sin not.
XIV. Power to Live Without Sin
A. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Old things are passed away.
B. 1 John 5:18 Whosoever is born of God sinneth not.
C. 1 John 1:7 Blood of Jesus cleanseth from all sin.
D. John 8:36 Ye shall be free indeed.
E. Romans 6:13-18 Sin shall not have dominion.
F. Titus 2:11-12 Mankind can live righteously.
G. 1 Peter 2:21-22 Christians are to follow Christ’s example in not sinning.