All Have Sinned

TEXT: Heb. 2:1-3; 3:12-19; 4:11-13; 6:4-6; 10:26-31; 12:1-2

INTRODUCTION:

A. HEBREWS - DON'T FALL BACK INTO SIN!

B. HIS EXAMPLE( 1 Pet. 2:21-24 ).

C. SOMETIMES WE FAIL( Rom. 3:23 ).

D. WE NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH SIN!

1. In our own lives.

2. In the lives of loved ones in the church.

I. BEFORE I CAN DEAL WITH SIN MY BROTHER'S LIFE, I

MUST DEAL WITH SIN IN MY OWN LIFE( Mat. 7:1-5 ).

A. RECOGNIZING IT( 1 John 1:8, 10 ).

1. Take heed( 1 Tim. 4:16 ).

2. Study( Rom. 12:2 ).

3. Exercise( Heb. 5:14 ).

B. A CHANGE OF WILL & CHARACTER IS DEMANDED REPENTANCE

( Col. 3:9-10; Rom 6:12-14 ).

C. A CHANGE OF AFFECTIONS & FOCUS.

1. What will we feed our minds( Phil. 4:8 ).

2. What will we pursue( Matt. 6:19-21 ).

3. How will we regard distractions( Rom. 12:9; Heb. 12:1-2 ).

D. PRAY( 1 John 1:9 Acts 8:22 ).

E. A MAN WHO CONDEMNS SIN IS HIS BROTHER WHEN HE REFUSES TO DO HIS

BEST IS A HYPOCRITE.

II. LOVE FOR OUR BROTHER WILL MOVE US TO WARN

HIM OF HIS SIN, ALSO.

A. OUR OBJECTIVE.

1. What it is( 2 Tim. 2:24-26; James 5:19-20 ).

2. What it is not( James 4:11-12 ).

3. This will effect our attitude toward such!

B. Gal. 6;1-2.

1. "Any trespass". All sin needs to be warned of.

2. "Ye who are spiritual." Spiritually minded, not perfect or old timers.

3. "Restore." Our prime objective.

4. "A spirit of gentleness." In keeping with our objective.

5. "Looking to thyself lest thou also be tempted."

C. Matt. 18:15-17.

1. You take the initiative, no matter who does what( Matt. 5:23-25 ).

2. Sometimes the help of one or two brothers is helpful and needed.

3. Too many go thru the formality of speaking to their brother with no

intention of being reconciled.

4. This is sharply contrasted with the attitude of some( Rom. 12:17-21 ).

D. Heb. 12:12-13.

1. "Take heed!" Be watchful.

2. "Lest there be in any one of you." Buddy system.

3. "An evil heart of unbelief." Why do we sin?( 1 Pet. 1:5 ).

4. What do we do when we see sin our brother?

( Rom. 1:28-32; Gal. 5:13-15; James 3:7-10 ).

5. What ought we to do?( Heb. 3:13 ). "Exhort one another."

6. This is important - "Last anyone of you become hardened!" ( Heb. 6:4-6 ).

III. WHEN OUR BROTHER DOES RIGHT?

( 2 John 4; 3 John 3-4 ).