The Bible says sin is a reproach to any people. What is sin? Missing the mark that God has set. OUCH! When we disobey God, we sin. When we are unfaithful to Him, we sin. When we follow our own will instead of His will, we sin. The Bible declares that the soul that sinneth shall surely die. SIN WILL COST YOU MORE THAN YOU'RE WILLING TO PAY AND KEEP YOU LONGER THAN YOU'RE WILLING TO STAY. NOBODY IN OUR SOCIETY SINS THO. Nothing is sin anymore according to some. "Holy women can wear pants and thats ok, paint their face all up and thats ok, wear neckalces and rings all over and we are fine. Men can wear shorts so short it's shameful, but not a sin some say. Wear long hair but it's ok cuz everybody else does it so I can. SMOKE and destroy their body with it. Cheat on their spouse, but it's not a sin. Everybody does it sometime." NO THEY DONT! IT'S CALLED SIN and the soul that sinneth shall surely die. I want to live. I want to be happy in God. I want God to be happy with me. My desire is to please Him. HE IS MY REASON FOR LIVING. What the church needs is a good dose of conviction, love, hunger for God and not the things of the world. I NEED JESUS! I CANT LIVE WITHOUT HIM.. I MUST HAVE HIM AND I MUST PLEASE HIM.. I can't pet sin. I won't pet sin. SIN IS SIN. IF YOU SIN, YOU NEED REPENTANCE. Thank God He is forgiving. Thank God for mercy and grace. I NEED IT. YOU NEED IT. BUT WE MUST SEEK TO PLEASE HIM 1ST. YOU CAN LIVE HOLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD IF YOU HAVE THE HOLY GHOST. LET IT LEAD AND GUIDE YOU. WE MUST KEEP OUR FOCUS. KEEP AIMING FOR OUR GOAL. We must be examples to a lost and dying world; not look and act just like them.