What’s does Sin Do? Week 1 Day 3

Welcome to Week 1 Day 3 of this study ‘He came a from Heaven to Earth’. If you have not gotten your Study plan or Study Guide be sure to get them here and here.

Don’t forget to join us Monday to Friday until 23 December for this study. If you have missed any of the posts, you can still get them but visiting the study page here.


I remember that I focused on the fact that sin was breaking God’s law. So, just like any ‘good christian’ I tried to work to keep God’s law. Talk about being like the young man who came to Jesus asking what he might do to have eternal life. You see I only was looking at the fact that a law was broken, but never really looked at what happens when that law is broken.

Sin is malignant. It is toxic and destructive.

When we sin, we are separated from God. This separation is not just one of distance like family that has moved to a different country. This separation is more than that. This separation is from the life and love and harmony that God gives.

When we separate from the source of life and peace and righteousness, there is no getting back for us on our own.

I remember recently seeing pictures of the earthquake that struck New Zealand. There was a picture of three cows stranded on a raised piece of land, while all of the other land had fallen away as a result of the devastation from the earthquake. They couldn’t get down. They were stuck out there by themselves without a hope of getting back on our own.

We are like those cows.

Sin caused a separation from God and we were left stranded out in sin, without a hope of getting back.

This is what sin does and this is why it is so terrible- because it separates us completely from God.

But we know that the story didn’t end here. We aren’t simply just left out in the middle of no where, cutoff because of sin. We have a Rescuer and that Rescuer is Jesus.

We need to see the damage that sin has done, so that we can more fully understand how much it cost to rescue us from sin.

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What is God’s Law? Week 1 Day 2

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Welcome to Week 1 Day 2 of this study ‘He came a from Heaven to Earth’. If you have not gotten your Study plan or Study Guide be sure to get them here and here 

Don’t forget to join us Monday to Friday until 23 December for this study. If you have missed any of the posts click here to be taking to the study page here.


When we think of laws we think of a set of rules that govern a society. When we keep these laws we don’t see them as something bad. When we are breaking these laws we see them as something bad.

But are all laws bad? No.
Most laws are not bad. They are simply a set of rules that are put in place to help keep things functioning or working properly.

There are laws of gravity, there are laws of motion, there are various other laws that we see in the natural world. In the same way, there is one great law that governs the functioning of the universe. That law is the law of God.

The Bible tells us that God’s law is not simply a set of rules that must be kept. Oh no! God’s law is life, which is in contrast to the law of sin.

Romans 8:2 
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 

God’s law is also righteous. What is righteousness? It is doing right.

Romans 8:4
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

God’s law is the basis of life and right in the universe. God’s law shows us who He is, since He is life and righteousness.

 

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What is Sin Week 1 Day 1

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Welcome to Week 1 Day 2 of this study ‘He came a from Heaven to Earth’. If you have not gotten your Study plan or Study Guide be sure to get them here and here.

Don’t forget to join us Monday to Friday until 23 December for this study. If you have missed any of the posts click here to be taking to the study page here.


In this study we will be looking at that first advent of Jesus. But as we look at this topic, one of the questions that comes to mind is ‘Why did Jesus have to come in the first place?’

In order to answer this question we must go back to as far as we can and answer some other questions.

Why did Jesus have to come to earth? To save man

What did man need saving from? Sin

What is this sin that man needed saving from?

And so this brings us to our first questions- what is sin?

1 John 3:4 KJV
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law

1 John 3:4 ESV
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

1 John 3:4 NASB
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

The bible tells us that sin is transgressing God’s law. Sin is lawlessness. When we see lawlessness here on earth, we see chaos, confusion and destruction. Likewise, when God’s law was broken, the result was the same- disruption of the perfect order and harmony in the universe, resulting in chaos, confusion and death.

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He Came from Heaven to Earth- Introduction

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Welcome to Day 1 of our series “He Came from Heaven to Earth“.

Below you will find the printables for Week 1. Click and download the study plan and study guide for this week

Bible Study Plan Week 1

Bible Study Guide Week 1

Join us every  Monday to Friday until 23 December 2016, as we look at this exciting topic.

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Homeschool Adventures- Simple Machines

I haven’t posted in a while about our homeschool adventures in this side of the world.

We have been having a lot of fun  and excitement, plus doing a lot of learning.

Since the year began, I have changed our schedule and my way of doing things about 4 times. We have finally settled on two days of doing a more formal set up at home and three days learning while out and about.

Currently our studies have brought us to studying simple machines.

The children used legos (one of their favourite pastimes) to make a pulley and a lever.

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They are currently researching the wedge and planning a presentation to make to Daddy. They want to make colouring pages for him to do, along with letting him watch a short video on the wedge. They also plan to show him examples of wedges from around our home.

They are extremely excited to do this presentation. They like the topic as it encompasses not only science, but we also look at the history aspect. They like learning about how people lived hundreds of years ago.

I also think that their excitement for the presentation also come from the fact that they are in charge. I am the scribe for their ideas right now. Occasionally I will give input on some of their plans, but it is largely only their ideas.

I am looking forward to their first presentation. I am sure that it will be great.

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