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The Nature of Sin What sin does 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,

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1 The Nature of Sin What sin does 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, Num 6:1-5 (Lk 9:23; Gal 2:20; 2 Cor 6:17-7:1) –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 Takes You Farther Than You Wanted To Go Constant enticements broke Samson’s will, 16:15-17, 6-7 –Sin’s first allurements must be resisted! Prov 1:10-16; 4:14-15 Sin, when given opportunity, will progress into further 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 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; Acts 8:18-24; 2 Pet 2:19 –Sin is wasteful, causing despair and desperation, Lk 15:

5 Sin Keeps You Longer Than You Wanted To Stay Beware of the controlling power of sin, Jno 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: –Abide in the word of Christ, Jno 8:

6 Sin 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 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 achieved in Christ, Eph 6:10, 13 You need to believe and obey –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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