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Confirmation Day 3:
Jesus, the Son of God

Day 3, Lesson 3: Temptation and Sin


Sin is when our heart falls away from God; The attraction to sin is called temptation

Learning Outcome

Explain the difference between sin and temptation and give examples of each.

Confirmation Exercise Questions
  • #4. What separates man from God? Sin.

  • #5. What is sin? Sin is thoughts, words, and deeds that are contrary to God’s will.

  • #6. What is the “mother" of all sins? Unbelief.

Reference Material

Booklet Song:

In Adam’s fall is all depraved: / Man’s nature and his wisdom. / When we are born, within our veins / Is flowing deadly venom, / And it is sure there is no cure / But Christ, who brought salvation. / For Satan’s lie led Eve to die / All men received damnation. (SHZ 275 v.1)

Booklet Text:

When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:15)

Additional Reference Material


Gen. 3:1-19; Jer. 17:9-10; Ezek. 18:21-32; Luke 21:34-36; Rom. 3:9-18, 7:17-21, 13:9-10, 13:13,14; 1 Cor. 6:9-11, 10:12-13; James 1:12-16, 4:17.


  • Lessons 3.4, 7.5, 9.1, 9.4


  • Because of the Fall, sin and death have entered the world.

  • As a result of the Fall into sin, sin dwells in our members.

  • Sin is the transgression of God's will and the committing of iniquity against our neighbor.

  • Leaving good undone is also sin.

  • Sin appears in relations between people and in distortions of community life.

  • Although God hates sin and condemns it, He loves sinful man and wishes to save him from everlasting condemnation.


  • Christian Doctrine 21-28,

  • LLC Website – LLC Position Statement, Adopted by LLC July 2006; Sin and Its Consequences, D. Anderson, Winter Services, 2009; Did God Really Say? E. Jurmu, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2012; Being Made Free from Sin, Ye Became Servants of Righteousness, J. Frantti, Summer Services Ministers and Board Meeting, 2015; Behold, I was Shapen in Iniquity, J. Stewart, Winter Services, 2017.

  • VZ: Bible Concepts – Sin, I. Joensuu, Sep. 1993, page 13;

  • Temptation, E. Reinikainen, Mar. 1979, page 35;

  • The Temptation of Jesus, W. Lampi, Mar. 1990, page 51;

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