Reno Church of Christ

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Understanding and Overcoming Sin

Are you in sin? How would you know if you were? To overcome sin we need to understand what it is and how it develops. We don’t have to live in sin! A wonderful blessing we receive when we become Christians is the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. Please join us as we discuss what Christ has done for us.

To overcome sin, we need to understand how it develops

James 1:13-15


  • The first stage of sin is temptation
  • The next development is sin 
    • James 1:15
    • Revelation 21:8
  • How do we overcome sin?
    • Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 5:24
    • Change our hearts 
      • Psalm 119:11
    • Limit opportunities to sin 
      • Matthew 26:41
    • Self-control
      • Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 8:12-13
    • Prayer 
      • Matthew 26:41
  • Sins of omission 
    • James 4:17