We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.
We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.
Today’s topic? SIN. Jesus had a lot to say on this subject.
To a man who had been an invalid for 38 years, Jesus started with this rather probing question: “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6) Then, after he healed the man, Jesus said this: “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” (John 5:14)
To a woman caught in the act of adultery, Jesus said this after refusing to condemn her: “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:11)
Jesus also said this:
If you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins. (John 8:24)
Everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:34-36)
When the Holy Spirit comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. (John 16:8-11)
If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. (Matthew 5:29)
It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:31-32)
All the sins and blasphemies of people will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin. (Mark 3:28-29)
Her many sins have been forgiven – for she loved much. (Luke 7:47)
Unless you repent, you too will all perish. (Luke 13:5)
The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:46-47)
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