A Hard Look at Sin

February 19, 2023 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: Authentic Faith - James

Passage: James 1:13–15



There are 2 basic responses to trials:  We can _______________ or we can ______________.





  1. Don’t blame _____________ or anyone else for your sin. v. 13


“Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’.”








  1. You must understand the _______________ of sin. vv. 14-15


“He is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”





3 stages:


  1. _______________.


  1. _______________.


  1. _______________.







“For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.”    Robert Murray McCheyne



Application Questions 

  1. How is it possible for a Christian to have a “victim mentality”?
  2. Why is it important to recognize the source of your sin?
  3. How have you been blaming God for your sin?
  4. Are you a sinner who is saved or a saint who sins?

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