Summary: Exploring the effects of sin
Sin affects five areas of our lives.
1. Sin affects our HEALTH
A. Because of sin we die (Rom. 5:12; Gen. 2:16-17; 3:19; James 1:14-15)
B. Because of sin our relationships are imperfect (Adam and Eve)
C. Because of sin our perspective is flawed (1 Cor. 13:12)
D. Because of sin our world is corrupt
2. Sin affects our HOME
His sin: 2 Samuel 11:27
What happened: 2 Sam. 12:14-15, 18; 13:1-14; 13:21-29; 13:38-39; 15; 18:1-18
3. Sin affects our HAPPINESS
4. Sin affects our HEART
5. Sin affects our HEREAFTER
Stress the two choices for the hereafter (eternity): heaven or hell. Having the sin of rejecting Christ forgiven affects the hereafter in that it reserves a place for the individual in heaven. Having this sin unforgiven affects the hereafter in that it reserves a place for the individual in hell.