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Sin Will Always… Judges 16. SIN Sin is deceitful, Heb. 3:12-13 Sin never delivers what it offers, Heb. 11:25; 2 Pet. 2:17-19 Example: Samson, Heb. 11:32.

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1 Sin Will Always… Judges 16

2 SIN Sin is deceitful, Heb. 3:12-13 Sin never delivers what it offers, Heb. 11:25; 2 Pet. 2:17-19 Example: Samson, Heb. 11:32 –Nazirite, Jgs. 13:5; Num. 6:1-5 (Lk. 9:23; Gal. 2:20; 2 Cor. 6:17- 7:1) –At times he was ruled by revenge and passion (Jgs. 14:1-4; 16:1, 4) –In death acknowledged God as source of power, Jgs. 16:17,20,28 2

3 Sin Always Takes You Farther Than You Wanted To Go Constant enticements broke Samson’s will, 16:15-17 (6-7) –Sin’s must be resisted from its first allurements! Prov. 1:10-16; 4:14-15 –How? cf. Prov. 7:1-5 Sin, when given opportunity, will progress to more evil, Psa. 1:1 –Eats like a sore, 2 Tim. 2:16-18 (3:13) –Hardens and condemns, Heb. 6:4-6 3

4 Sin Always Keeps You Longer Than You Wanted To Stay Samson did not intend to remain bound, 16:20 –Must consider immediate and long term effects of sin, Prov. 23:29-35 –Do not experiment with sin – it is blinding and powerful, 2 Cor. 4:4; 2 Pet. 2:19 –Sin is wasteful, causing despair and desperation, Luke 15:

5 Sin Always Keeps You Longer Than You Wanted To Stay Beware of the controlling power of sin, John 8:34 (Rom. 6:11-14) –Escape sin’s control by obeying the gospel and serving righteousness, Rom. 6:16-18 (1 Pet. 4:1-4; Eph. 4:22- 24) –Remain in the word of Christ, John 8:

6 Sin Always Costs You More Than You Wanted To Pay Recklessness with God’s blessing cost Samson his sight, his dignity, his strength, his freedom and finally his life, 16:21, 25, 30 –In his self-sacrifice, God heard and answered him, 16:22,

7 Sin Always Costs You More Than You Wanted To Pay Choosing sin will cost you… –Your soul, Rom. 6:23; Lk. 12:20-21 (4-5); Matt. 16:26 –God’s fellowship, 2 Cor. 6:17 –Peace with God and man, peace of mind, Col. 1:21; Phil. 4:6-7 –Dignity, honor, good name, Eph. 5:12 –Heaven, Rev. 21:7-8, 27 7

8 The Nature of Sin Learn from Samson! Don’t deceive yourself, 1 Cor. 10:12 Victory over sin is only achieved in Christ, Eph. 6:10, 13 You must believe and obey Jesus –Believe, Mk. 16:15-16 –Confess your faith, Rom. 10:10 –Repent of your sins, Acts 26:20 –Be baptized, Acts 2:38 –Be faithful, Rev. 2:10 8


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