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Watch Your Doctrine: Session 3

Ruined by Sin

What is the fundamental human problem? Why are there so many people who do not worship, love, and obey God? The answer to both questions is sin. Yes, sin is a gloomy topic, but understanding it is essential to minister the finished work of Christ to our broken world. Join Pastor Colin as he unpacks six effects of sin on humanity and shares seven benefits of grasping the doctrine of sin.

Watch Your Doctrine - Ruined by Sin - Teaching (audio)

Ruined by Sin PDF Transcript

Discussion Questions:

  • Many in our world and even the church reject the doctrine of sin. Why do you think that is?
  • Pastor Colin mentioned six effects of sin:
    • The mind is darkened
    • The affections are distorted
    • The will is disabled
    • The conscience is disoriented
    • The memory is defective
    • The body is dying
    • Why is it crucial to understand these effects for the Christian life? For ministry?
  • Which of the seven benefits of grasping the doctrine of sin encouraged you the most? Why?
    • Expand your understanding of salvation
    • Deepen your experience of worship Increase your motivation in prayer and evangelism
    • Strengthen your understanding of the gospel
    • Expand your understanding of conversion
    • Moderate your expectations of the Church
    • Deepen your compassion for the lost
  • What would you say to a friend thinking of walking away from Christ due to sin they see in the church?
  • Grasping the doctrine of sin will deepen your compassion for the lost. How might you pursue to grow in compassion for those who do not yet know Christ?
  • How did this session deepen your appreciation for the work of Christ?

Discussion Questions PDF

Respond to the teaching in prayer:

  • Praise God for making us alive with Christ even though we were dead in our trespasses and sins!
  • Confess how sin has permeated every part of your life.
  • Thank God that Jesus Christ provides a solution for the world’s sin problem!
  • Ask God to continually sanctify you, help you see sin’s effects in your life more, and to strengthen your ministry by knowing the doctrine of sin.

Resources To Go Deeper:

Article: The Power of Sin in the Life of an Unbeliever by Pastor Colin

Article: How Sin Leaves Us Needing the Intervention of God by Pastor Colin

Theological Essay: The Nature of Sin by Christopher Morgan

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