The Deceitfulness of Sin

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 We can be deceived into thinking sin is… Not Sin – change the definition of what sin is Right in Certain Situations – situation ethics Not a Problem – God’s grace covers us Excusable – “we’re only human” or “others are doing it” Without Consequences – pleasure is temporary, consequences are eternal

Excuses for Sin

Excuses for not knowing what is sin: Ignorance – Hosea 4:6 Human Reasoning – Proverbs 14:12 Trusting Others – Matthew 7:15 Excuses for choosing to sin: Only Human – Ecclesiastes 7:29; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Background – Ezekiel 18:14; 1 Timothy 1:15 Peer Pressure – 1 Corinthians 15:33