God calls all of us out of the dark and into the light. We have to be lost before we are saved. Every person is either in the darkness or the light. There is no dusk or shadows.
Our sin separates us from God. In order for a man to have a relationship with God the wall must be broken down – sin must be forgiven.
Everyone has sinned and fallen short. The definition of “sin” means “to miss the mark.”
Who is further away from God? No one. Everyone is equal; everyone is lost. A good moral life won’t save you. Only the grace of God will save you through faith in the blood of Jesus.
Sinful deeds are obvious. We need to take our sin seriously. Those who live in unrepentant sin will not go to heaven.
We are responsible for our sin. It comes from our own hearts. It is our responsibility – despite upbringing, environment, genes or social pressure.
Sin isn’t just what we do that is not good. It is also the good that we know we should do and choose not to.
Not even a hint – not only the action is condemned, but even the very appearance of evil.
This is a good one for religious people who appear to be good by their actions but have secret sin within their heart.
Suggest to the person studying that they write a list of their personal sin that separates them from God. Encourage them to be specific about their sins so they might see the gravity and magnitude of their sin.