“Sin is deeper than we think, but grace abounds all the more.”

Lent is a time to think about our sin so that we can see more clearly the height, breadth, and depth of God’s love in Christ. Most people think of sin as “wrong things we do.” Scripture tells us that it’s much deeper: it’s an attitude of our hearts that God can’t be trusted, and we have to keep him away from control of our lives. When we see sin as it is, we see our world, ourselves, and our separation from God more clearly. Most of all, we see the beauty of Good Friday and Easter when Christ died and rose to take away our sin.

Application Questions

1. Do you think about sin very often? Why or why not?

2. Do you tend to view sin more as external or internal? What difference do you think that makes?

3. How do you see sin at work in your own life? How does understanding the nature of sin help explain some of your own behavior, thoughts, or emotions?

4. How can meditating on sin lead you to more joy in the gospel? What would that look like for you this Lenten season?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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