Centreville Presbyterian Church
Earth Resurrected: Is Sin Still Relevant to the Modern Church? | July 23, 2023
Of all the things we talk about in church, nothing seems more out of date than sin. What good comes of dwelling on a subject that makes us all feel guilty, depressed, and terrible? Come join us as we explore how it is not just helpful, but ESSENTIAL to our faith and lives to take an honest look at the darkness in our hearts.
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Andy Stanley:

There's a big difference between a sin and a mistake. A mistake: I don't really have to ask you to forgive me. I can just say, "I'm sorry. Can we just move on?" A sin? That's a different thing altogether.

If you're just a mistaker, then all you have to do is do better. Mistakers just have to try harder. Mistakers just have to break a nasty habit. Mistakers just have to be more consistent. But if I'm a sinner, that seems to be more fundamental to who I am. If I'm a sinner, then simply trying harder isn't going to get it done, because I probably owe somebody something. I probably deserve something I don't even really want to know that much about. If I'm a sinner, trying harder isn't going to help me. If I'm a sinner, I need a Savior.
Why We should talk about Sin
1) Sin is dangerous
2) There is grace for sinners
Why is sin so dangerous?
1) There is nothing you can do to avoid sin
Tim Keller:

There are only two reasons to give God an offering. One is to give God an offering in response to salvation, in gratitude for what he has done. The other reason is to do it as a means of salvation, as a way of getting God to bless you, as a way of getting God to reward you, answer your prayers, take you to heaven.
C.S. Lewis:

Each has done something to himself which, unless he repents, will make it harder for him to keep out of the rage next time he is tempted, and will make the rage worse when he does fall into it. Each of them, if he seriously turns to God, can have that twist in the central man straightened out again: each is, in the long run, doomed if he will not.
Why We should talk about Sin
1) Sin is dangerous
2) There is grace for sinners