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LESSON 6: SIN NO MORE

 

I.  In this lesson we want to pick up a thought from a previous lesson and emphasize that to be saved from sin and to be a part of the family of God, we must “sin no more.” We will use some Bible references to verify this:

 

     A. Go and sin no more.

 

John 8:1–11 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives . Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

 

     B. From their sins; not IN their sins.

 

Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

 

     C. Does not practice, or commit, sin.

 

1 John 3:4 –10 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 

 

 

              D. Holiness (sinless living) is not an option. If God requires you to live a holy life He will help you to live a holy life.

 

Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

 

     E. A servant of sin (a person who sins) cannot be the servant of God.

 

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.”

 

     F. Shall we continue in sin? No!

 

Romans 6:1 –2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

 

     G. Live godly in this present world.

 

Titus 2:11 –12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.

 

     H. Saved people do not sin.

 

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

 

When we come to God and repent of our sins, He forgives us our sins and from that day forward we are to live without sin. This is possible because an inward change takes place which makes us new persons and the desire to sin is gone. 2 Corinthians 5:17 . This is the only kind of a life that will take us to heaven. Every one of us needs to be prepared for we do not know when Jesus will come for His own and the unsaved will be separated from God for all eternity. How are you living today? Are you ready for the end of time and the final judgment?