20 Reasons Not To Sin 1-5

dealing with sin


1. Sin Does Not Satisfy

  • Sin can bring real pleasure – it feels great to sin
  • That’s why sin is so powerful and addictive
  • There are godless comedians who are hysterical to hear, drugs that can make you feel like you own the world, and plenty of people who enjoy their immoral lifestyle of partying
  • BUT THERE IS NO LASTING SATISFACTION IN SIN!
  • Hebrews 11:25 – Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
  • We are left with an empty, unclean, ungratified, hollow, discontent feeling.
  • That’s why when sinners REALLY meet Jesus, they gladly abandon their sinful habits in a moment.
  • Sin never stops calling to us, reminding us of those moments we once enjoyed, but failing to remind us of the hell we went through.
  • Expose the fantasy now!  Sin will never satisfy!  Sin never keeps its promises!

2. Sin Leads to More Sin

  • Proverbs 5:22 – The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.
  • When you sin, you tie yourself up
  • Instead of the sinner being free and the believer being “in bondage” it’s really the reverse!
  • BUT SIN WON’T LET YOU IN ON THIS SECRET!
  • Sin says, “You’re really struggling with lust – if you would just watch that porno flick, you would get the release you need” – but the only thing watching that filth will produce is a desire and a need to watch another unclean movie.
  • Proverbs 27:20 – The eyes of man are never satisfied.
  • WHEN YOU GIVE IN, IT’S LIKE FEEDING A FIRE
  • Every time you sin, it becomes harder for you to resist and easier to yield.  THE TIME TO SAY “NO” IS NOW!

3. Sin Leads to Worse Sins

  • It’s bad enough that sin leads to more sin, but sin always drags the human character and will DOWN – sin never lifts us UP.
  • The child abuser and serial killer were not born that way!
  • Sexual immorality provides one of the most vivid illustrations of the slippery slope of sin!  After awhile, “normal” pornography or sexual activity become too “soft” or boring.
  • The flesh cries out for the next step downward, and then the conscience becomes seared.  Even perversion becomes a necessary ingredient to life!  Sin is treacherous!
  • “BUT I’M NOT THAT BAD!”
  • Proverbs 14:12 – There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
  • Just because you justify yourself doesn’t mean that God justifies you!
  • Everyone has a stopping point beyond which they will not go, like people who will watch “R-rated” movies but not “X-rated” ones.
  • The problem is that sin constantly works to adjust our stopping point!  You once thought some of the things you are now doing were pretty bad – now you congratulate yourself because that is ALL you do!
  • How long will it be before you take another downward fall?
  • Wake up now, before your conscience becomes silent!
  • Make an about-face right now!  Walk in the direction TODAY that you want to walk in FOREVER!

4. Sin Enslaves

  • No one wants to be a slave!  Slaves do the will of another, they have no future and no hope – unless someone can liberate them.
  • This is one of the great reasons not to play games with sin – sin shackles!
  • When you touch it, it holds fast like glue and swallows like quicksand – it’s easy to step into but hard to step out of it!
  • BEFORE YOU GOT ENTANGLED WITH A SPECIFIC SIN, YOU WERE FREE – NOW YOU ARE UNDER ITS POWER!
  • Ask the alcoholic, the compulsive gambler, the child abuser!
  • Sin enslaves to itself
  • Sin enslaves to the flesh (creating bodily cravings, harmful mental habits, destructive patterns of living)
  • Sin enslaves to demons!
  • WALK AWAY BEFORE SIN OVERTAKES YOU!  Breathe a sigh of relief and thanksgiving that you’ve escaped a very deep pit!
  • Satan only has your destruction in mind – he wants to bring you down!

5. Sin Degrades and Humiliates

  • Think about any public figure who has worked for years to gain respect and establish a solid reputation.  What happens when they commit gross sin and are found out?  Everything changes!
  • You now look at that person differently – because sin stains!!
  • A football player who is a homosexual … a gifted author who is a wife beater … an anointed preacher who is addicted to pornography … a Nobel Prize winner caught soliciting boys for sex … a President whose sordid activities are aired before the world.
  •  The shameful reproach is never worth the sinful release!
  • Ecclesiastes 10:1 – Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment, and cause it to give off a foul odor; so does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor.
  • Satan loves to mock the human race.  He loves to see men and women, the pinnacle of God’s creation, putting needles in their arms, committing sodomy, shooting and stabbing each other, begging for money for another drink, dressing as transvestites, dying of sexually transmitted diseases, tossing and turning in their guilt, wallowing in their shame, drowning in their embarrassment.  The devil loves to humiliate us!
  • But Jesus loves to shower us with glory and honor!  Serve Him!

About admin

PowerUp! Mentoring and E-Learning