1.   What is sin? (I John 5:17)



  1.   Why did Adam sin? Why did Eve sin? (Genesis 3:6, 12, 17; I Timothy 2:14)



  1.   How is sin categorized? (I John 2:16)








Can you see the three categories of sin in these two examples? (Genesis 3:6, Matthew 4:1-11)




  1.   Who has sinned? (Romans 5:12, Galatians 3:22, Romans 3:23)



Although the following scriptures are said to teach that we are born sinners (guilty),


do they really? (Psalm 51:5, 58:3, Ephesians 2:3)



Consider Romans 5:12.  Death, the result of sin, came to all “because” all sinned.


Were they born guilty or did they sin and become guilty?  Might they have been born


with “a fallen nature”, a predisposition to sin, but also with the ability to resist sin.


How else could we righteously be held accountable?


Consider Romans 7:7-11, Exodus 34:6-7, Ezekiel 18:19-20, Jeremiah 31:29, 30, Deuteronomy 24:16.




  1.   Who has not sinned? (Hebrews 4:15, II Corinthians 5:21)



Why did He not sin? (Psalm 22:9-10)




  1.   What are the results of sin? (Romans 6:23, Isaiah 57:20-21)



What were the results of Adam & Eve’s sin? (Gen. 2:16-17)



(Genesis 3:16-19)



(Genesis 3:22-24)



  1.   Consider unintentional sin – secret faults; sin not bringing death.

(Numbers 15:27-28, Psalm 19:12, I John 5:16, 17)



  1.   What is a presumptuous sin – willful sin; sin unto death? (Numbers 15:30-31, Psalm 19:13, Heb. 10:26-29)




  1. Does sin enslave? (Romans 6:16, 20; 7:22-23)



  1. In Matthew 1:21 it is said that Jesus would save us from our sins.  What does that mean?




Sin’s consequences (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:5); we were sentenced to death but He died for us.



Sin’s power (Romans 6:14, 8:2, 6:1-4); with the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence, we can live right.



Sin’s presence (Revelation 21:27); by our being brought into His eternal presence; heaven.


Memory Work: Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that ones slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?