“Black Friday . . . A Universal Problem”

Categories: Minister's Corner

Romans 3:23, 6:23

Since we recently experienced BLACK FRIDAY I thought I would give you a different twist. 


· Have you ever noticed how life can change in the blink of an eye?

· Genesis 1-3 Everything went from GOOD to BAD...LIGHT to DARKNESS. So what happened?

· Romans 5:12 (interesting note - the word “sin” is not even mentioned in Genesis 3 when Adam sinned but that’s where it all began.) Genesis 6:5-7, Ezekiel 18:20, Isaiah 59:1-2 

· Mark 15:33-34 - The Darkest Day in Human History was Black Friday because of our Sin.

1. Sin is personal :  Romans 3:23  

a. Check out these New Testament words for sin:

i. “Hamartia” – to miss the mark (Rom. 3:23)

ii. “Parabasis” – transgressing or overpassing a line (Gal. 3:19)  

iii. “Paraptoma” – falling where one should have stood (Rom. 4:25

iv. “Anomia” – lawlessness (Matt. 7:23)   

v. “Adikia” – bending the right and making it crooked (2 Tim. 2:19

b. We are all personally guilty of sinning (Romans 3:23)

2. Sin Enslaves Personally:  Romans 6:16-17  

b. It shackles you. 

c. The reason we need freedom is because we are personally bound.

3. Sin is personally hard to overcome:  Colossians 3:8-11  

a.    However, we can overcome sin through the strength of Jesus Christ. 


· Black Friday was without a doubt the worst day in human history. Crucifying Jesus was

humanity’s worst moment and it was extremely dark (Mark 15:33-39, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:6).  

· God Hates Black Friday but He Loves SALVATION SUNDAY!!

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”  -- The Apostle Paul