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Everyone sins, and in many cases even our responses to sin can be sinful. Here are 10 examples.

10 Sinful Responses:

  1. Minimizing Sin
  2. Legitimizing Sin (Romans 6:1-2)
  3. Rationalizing Sin
  4. Blame-shifting (Genesis 3:11-13)
  5. Diversionary Tactics
  6. Partial Confession
  7. Worldly Grief (2 Corinthians 7:10)
  8. Victimization
  9. Mere Confession
  10. Codifying Sin

Quote This:

Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.  – John Owens

See Also: Addiction, Sin

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Which of these ten responses have you seen in others? Explain.
  3. Read Romans 6:1-2. Have you ever tried to legitimize your sin? What was the result?
  4. Read Genesis 3:11-13. Who did the blame-shifting here, and what was the result?
  5. Read 2 Corinthians 7:10. What is the difference between “worldly grief” and “godly grief?”
  6. Which of these ten responses do you need to watch out for in your life? Explain.
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This topic is part of the New Believers 101 series.