Lesson 2 - The Presence of Sin
A Universal Problem
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
For ________ have _______________.
Psalm 14:1-3 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
There is ____________ that doeth ____________.
When the LORD looked down to see if there were any that did seek God he found that they were all _____________ ___________.
There is ___________ that doeth ______________, no, ____________ _________.
Is there anyone that is without sin? ______
Are you without sin? ______
Romans 3:11-19 "There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Are there any that are righteous?"
Are there any that understand? _____
Are there any that seek after God? ______
A sepulchre is a grave!
The purpose of the law (Ten Commandments: see lesson one) is that ____________ mouth may be _______________, and ________ the world may become _______________ before God.
A Miserable Condition
Hebrews 11:25 "Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;"
Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to ______________ the ______________________ of __________ for a ___________________.
Is there pleasure to be had in sin? _________
Does the pleasure of sin last forever or just a season? _________
Proverbs 13:15 "Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard."
The way of a transgressor is _____________!
While sin brings immediate gratification it also produces long term difficulty.
Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked."
The wicked are those who have violated the law of God (Ten Commandments). Do the wicked have any peace?
Isaiah 57:20-21 "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked."
The wicked are like the ____________________ sea, when it cannot ____________, whose waters cast up _____________ and ____________.
God says there is no _______________ to the wicked!
A Present Condemnation
John 3:16-19 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
He that believeth not on Jesus is ______________________ _________________.
Why do men love darkness rather than light? __________________________________
John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
He that believeth not the Son shall not see _________; but the _______________ of God ___________________ on him.
God’s wrath abides on those who have not believed the Son of God!
Romans 1:29-32 "Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
Using a dictionary what do the following words mean?
They who commit such things are worthy of what?
Those who take pleasure in those that do these things are worthy of what?
Are there any righteous?
The pleasure of sin is just for a _________________.
The way of a transgressor is _______________.
God says there is no ________________ to the wicked.
He that believeth not the son is condemned ____________________.
He that believes not the Son has the _______________ of God abiding on him.
In the next lesson we will search the Scriptures to determine the end of sin. Where does sin ultimately lead? This is a question that is of utmost importance. It is vital that we have a knowledge of where a life of sin ends!