1. How does sin in one area cause you to sin in other areas?
Sin is like a snowball effect, it’s a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger (graver, more serious), and also perhaps potentially dangerous. It’s like that “little white lie” you tell that turns into a lot of lies. Lust causes you to watch pornography which most times causes you to masturbate or have premarital sex. Sin is like a disease. A disease is a condition of a person, in which its body or structure is harmed because an organ or part is unable to work as it usually does; an illness. A lot of diseases start in one part of the body and spread to other parts of the body. Sin is like a gateway drug, it usually leads you to committing other sins.
Satan Be Gone p. 68
God told Cain to obey Him and do what he should, but He didn’t which is disobedience, which turned into him murdering his brother. (Ephesians 4:26-27- If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry—get over it quickly; for when you are angry, you give a mighty foothold to the devil.) There’s nothing wrong with being angry, we get mad sometimes, but we’re supposed to let that anger go or else sin will creep in, just like it did to Cain. I remember this time when I was talking to my ex boyfriend and I don’t remember what happened but I was so mad. I was cussing him out via text message and I remember the Holy Spirit telling me to let it go and just go to bed, but I was mad so I ignored Him. I finally repented (the Bible tells us to get rid of foul language) and I went to bed. I ended up with sleep paralysis that night and I literally seen a dark shadow (evil spirit) go away. I repented and told God I was sorry for not being obedient. He wanted me to let it go and I ignored Him and in my anger I sinned. The Bible doesn’t just warm us not to do things just because, it’s for our benefit and protects us.
2. What has Jesus healed you from?
Most diseases are incurable, but thankfully there’s a cure for sin and that’s Jesus. When we thought all hope was lost, He came in at just right the time to save us.
(Luke 5:31-32- Jesus answered them, “It is the sick who need a doctor, not those in good health. My purpose is to invite sinners to turn from their sins, not to spend my time with those who think themselves already good enough.”)
1 Corinthians 15
3. Describe the freedom you have in Christ with 1 Word and why?
Liberating, it’s not just about sin, it’s the fact that before you got saved, you were a slave to it. Being saved isn’t about the stuff we can’t do that’s sin, it’s about the freedom we now have in Christ because we’re no longer bound by it, we’re no longer slaves. People say “I don’t want to give my life to Christ because I won’t be able to do xyz anymore.” Once you get free you no longer have the desire to do it anymore.
Just like they give you tips on how to prevent the disease from coming back is the same way the Bible gives us tips on how to stay delivered (free from sin). Just because you gave your life to Christ doesn’t mean that you won’t be tempted, the devil will always be waiting for a chance to get you to slip up, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give in.
(James 4:7- Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.) In order to resist temptation you have to submit to God.
Don’t get healed from a disease just to get sick again.
(Proverbs 26:11- As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.)
2 Peter 2:19-22
Satan Be Gone (How To Stay Saved After The Alter (and things to avoid) p.89-97
4. What did you get out of today’s lesson?
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