What Does God Say About ______? Week 2

Sep 17, 2023    Pastor Micah Pelkey


Hebrews 11:3 — Faith helps us understand that God created the whole world by his command. This means that the things we see were made by something that cannot be seen.

What did God say about sin?

Romans 3:23 — All of us have sinned and fallen short of God's glory.

1 John 3:4 — Anyone who sins breaks God’s law. Yes, sinning is the same as living against God’s law.

“Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things—that to you is sin."

— Susannah Wesley 

Mark 7 

20 And Jesus said, “The things that make people wrong are the things that come from the inside. 

21 All these bad things begin inside a person, in the mind: bad thoughts, sexual sins, stealing, murder, 

22 adultery, greed, doing bad things to people, lying, doing things that are morally wrong, jealousy, insulting people, proud talking, and foolish living. 

23 These evil things come from inside a person. And these are the things that make people unacceptable to God.”

Romans 6:23 — For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 7 

21 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 

22 I love God’s law with all my heart. 

23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 

24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?

Remember that if you are a child of God, you will never be happy in sin. 

— Charles Spurgeon

John 1:29 — The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 8:24 — If you don't have faith in me for who I am, you will die, and your sins will not be forgiven.

1 John 1

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us. 

9 But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing. 

You may think you can live without Christ, but you cannot afford to die without Him. 

Ephesians 2

1 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. 

2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 

3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 

5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved! 

8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 

Church is not a group of perfect people. 

Church is a group of changing people.