Summary: Because Christ made a way to defeat Satan; you must refuse to yield to His crafty temptations to sin.
I. Have biblical convictions and always flee sin! v. 1-5
A. The strategy of confusion (1-3).
B. The strategy of presumption (4).
C. The strategy of ambition (5).
II. Refuse to allow sin to germinate and take root by yielding to it! v. 5-6
A. God provides protection from evil (5; 2:17).
B. Man chooses to ignore the source of protection (6).
III. Remember the uncontrollable and devastating fruit of sin! v. 7-13, 16-24
A. Consider the extent of corruption (7-10, 16-24).
B. Consider the opportunity to repent (11-13).
IV. Embrace God’s provision of victory over sin! v. 14-15, 17, 22-24
A. God curses evil to destruction (14-15).
B. God shows mercy to man (17, 22-24).