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When a Christian Sins

​​​When a Christian Sins By Don Krow  

The Bible tells us in 1 John 1:8-9, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” As Christians, we will eventually stumble and we will eventually sin. What makes us different from what we were before conversion is that now we have a new nature. It grieves us to sin. We don’t want to sin; we want to live a righteous life. But what happens when we do sin? Do we need to get saved again? Is that what the Bible is teaching? In that case, we have no security, and in some sense, we’re worse off than the world. At least the world is not tormented by a sin conscience. As believers, sin is not to be our focus of attention. Hebrews 10:2 states that through the sacrifice of Jesus, the believer should have no more conscience of sins. In other words, sin should not be the focus of our lives. God should be our focus. To read the full lesson text click here.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section.


​1.  Read Romans 4:5. God justifies (makes righteous) people who are...

2.  Read Romans 4:2-3. God put something to Abraham’s account (when he believed) which he did not have before. What was this?

3.  Read Romans 4:22-24. If we believe as Abraham did, what will God put to our account?

4.  Read Romans 4:6. God puts righteousness (or right standing) to a person’s account...

5.  Read Hebrews 10:14. How long are believers perfected before God?

6.  Read Romans 5:17. Righteousness is received...

7.  What does the word “gift” imply?

8.  To trust Jesus to be your personal Savior, you must trust Him to take you all the way to..


​1.  ...ungodly.

2.  Righteousness, or right standing, with God.

3.  Righteousness, or right standing, with God.

4.  ...apart from their works.

5.  Forever.

6. a gift.

7.  Something freely given, without cost to the person receiving it.

8.  ...heaven.

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