Addressing Sin’s Impact on Others

Sin impacts people who are not directly involved, but are affected by the sin.

Here are some thoughts on how the aftermath of sin should be addressed with them:

  1. Meet with the affected person and explain what happened.
  2. Ask them for forgiveness.
  3. Ask if they have any questions.
  4. Let them know you are getting help, and how.

The key to this process is to let them know that you are going to see if you grow in grace on this problem.

 

 

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To grow in grace is to grow in our love of walking with Him.  It is letting Him draw you closer.  Growing in grace is:

  • letting the knowledge of Jesus dwell in us through His Word:  Colossians 3:16 – “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
  • an increase in your love for Him.
  • an increase of faith in Him.
  • an increase of the fruit of the Spirit that He provides.
  • an increase of obedience to Him.
    • Jesus said that if we love Him, we will keep His commandments. Why does a Christian daily walk in grace?  Because we love Him.
      • We love Him, because He first loved us. I John 4:19
      • Jesus said, if you love me, you will keep my commands.  Jesus isn’t wagging his finger at His disciples here.  He is merely stating a fact.  Christians obey Him because they love Him. They want to obey His commands.

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