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Pt. 6 - Overcoming Sin

The Essentials Series

Pt. 6 - Overcoming Sin

Mike Popenhagen

1 John 1:5-2:2
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

What happens if we don’t deal with our sin?

  • Sin brings death to relationships, jobs, marriages and life.
  • Sin compromises our ability to live fully for God.
  • Our children suffer for our sin.

What Is Sin?

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.  James 4:17 NLT
  • Sin is failing to do what you know God wants you to do.  

How to overcome sin


  • Remember you are loved by God.
  • Be humble and honest.
  • Confess and repent.
  • Declare the truth.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  - James 5:16

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21