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topic 4 what is sin?

Sin is going your own way, trusting and acting on your own opinions and feelings instead of on God’s truth.

Talking Points
  • The Bible teaches we’re all born into sin and therefore we can’t always trust our natural instincts. Jesus said we all must be “born again”. John 3:3

  • Sin brings brokenness in every way, keeping us from experiencing the fullness of life that God wants for us. Because of sin, we cannot be whole emotionally, relationally, or spiritually. John 10:10

  • No one is as bad as they could be, but everyone is infected at the core with a sinful nature. Sin is the roadblock that keeps us from a relationship with God. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23

discussion questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?

  2. How does this video define sin? How would you define it?

  3. On a scale of 1 (Mother Teresa) to 10 (Hitler), how bad of a “sinner” are you? How do you think someone else would rate you?

  4. Read James 1:14-15 (NLT). Give an example of how sin is a selfish impulse. Where do you think that impulse comes from?

  5. Read Galatians 5:19-21 (NLT). Why do you think there’s such a wide variety of sin listed there? What would you add to the list?

  6. How have you seen sin bring brokenness to your life or the life of someone you know?

  7. For next week, take an honest look at your own life and identify a few areas of brokenness that you need to address.

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