Bible Study: The Consequences Of Sin
Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Romans 6:23,21; James 1:13-16
Last week we learnt that sin is from the word, hamartia, which means, failure; being in error; and missing the mark. We also learnt that there are basically two classifications of sin: the sinful nature and then sinful deeds/works/actions.
We’re studying the consequences of sin today, and next week, God willing, we’ll talk about freedom from sin.
Sin is pleasurable (Hebrews 11:25), that’s why people sin. But what a lot of us are not conscious of is that there are consequences for sin. God said to Adam, “The day that you disobey my instruction (to sin), you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17
Sin brought physical death, curses, hardship, sicknesses, oppression, and every other bad and evil thing into the world. Genesis 3:14-19, Ezekiel 18:4, John 9:1-2
Sin also resulted in the destruction of man’s sweet fellowship and relationship with God. Genesis 3:23-24
Sin makes us hopeless. A man without Christ has no hope of eternal life and eternity with God (Ephesians 2:12, 4:18). Christ in us is the hope of glory! (Colossians 1:27)
Sin keeps us subjected to the authority and control of Satan (Ephesians 2:2)
Sin prevents us from enjoying the full blessings and goodness of God (Genesis 3:23)
Sin incurs the wrath of God (Colossians 3:5-6, Ephesians 5:6, Romans 1:18)
We have seen from the scriptures that sin is disastrous. But there’s freedom from sin and the effects of sin in Christ. We’ll study that next week.
Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim