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
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.
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)
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
ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS
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;