Recognize that sin separates you from God and others.

Sin is walking our own way in rebellion against God's will. When we walk away from God, we walk away from life.

Everyone Has Sinned

Since we've compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives that God wills for us.
Romans 3:23 (MSG)

Sin Brings Death

Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God's gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master.
Romans 6:23 (MSG)

As sinners we futilely try to find life's true meaning in the wrong ways and places.

Our Own Efforts Cannot Save Us

Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing!
Ephesians 2: 8-9 (MSG)