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Daily Play Call #73

11 She answered, No one, Lord! And Jesus said, I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more.

John 8:11 AMPC


sin no more



In John 8, Jesus is talking to a woman who was caught in the act of adultery. The Pharisees brought her to Jesus and they wanted to condemn her to death by stoning. Jesus told them let he who is without sin throw the 1st stone. Everyone left after Jesus said that. Jesus then tells the woman neither do I condemn you but, "Go and from now on sin no more."

Many people read this statement and say that it is impossible. What Jesus is talking about is willful or intentional sin. The Bible explains this in Numbers 15.


27 And if any person sins unknowingly or unintentionally, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering.

28 And the priest shall make atonement before the Lord for the person who commits an error when he sins unknowingly or unintentionally, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven.

29 You shall have one law for him who sins unknowingly or unintentionally, whether he is native born among the Israelites or a stranger who is sojourning among them.

30 But the person who does anything [wrong] willfully and openly, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one reproaches, reviles, and blasphemes the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from among his people [that the atonement made for them may not include him].

31 Because he has despised and rejected the word of the Lord, and has broken His commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

Numbers 15:27-31 AMPC


The sin of adultery is an intentional or willful sin. This sin is pre-meditated or thought out. Jesus tells the woman go and sin no more. We should not be lying intentionally. We should not commit fornication. We should not steal, cheat, or use curse words. We have a choice to make and it is important that we choose to obey God.


The Apostle Paul also taught just like Jesus. He told the church at Corinth to sin no more as well.


34 Awake [from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God’s presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame.

1 Corinthians 15:34 AMPC


  • We should teach just like Jesus and Paul. Sin no more!

In sports, our coaches teach us to not get beat or give up a touchdown. If we happen to give up a play by accident our coach can easily forgive us and move on because they know we did not intentionally give up that play. We will sometimes get beat because we make mistakes.

If we gave up a touchdown on purpose, our coach would be really upset because we willingly gave up that play.

  • We should no longer live in willful sin.

26 For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward].

27 [There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful and fearful prospect and expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath andindignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God].

Hebrews 10:26-27 AMPC

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