For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
2 Timothy 4:3NLT
Cultural Misbeliefs About Sin
1. I’m not a bad person:
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 …There is no one righteous, not even one. Romans 3:10
2. All sin is the same:
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
How we live influences:
Consequences on earth.
Rewards in heaven.
Punishment in hell.
3. Since I’ve already done it, I might as well keep doing it.
…Should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Romans 6:1-2 NLT
Talk It Over
Start with an icebreakerquestion to get everyone talking. Then choosequestions thatwillwork well with your group.
Share some “driving sin” stories—we’ve all got someroad rage.
Share someof your pet peeves that might lead to sinful actions.
Which is greater in your life: knowledge or obedience?
Is there a sin you’re allowing to continue in your life?
Share a story of when you let yourself off the hook for a sin because you’re a “good person.”
What choices are you making because you think they’re not really hurting anyone?
To introduce some different perspectives into the conversation, consider reading one of these verses together.
Galatians 5:16 – James 1:13-14 – James 4:7 – Ephesians 6:10-18 – Hebrews 2:18 – Colossians 3:5-6