Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is Death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ Our Lord".
The Gospel is Good News, yet it is often carried as the news not to sin! Indeed, we do not even understand or listen to Jesus' own words. John 10:14 I am the Good Sheperd, I know my sheep, and am known by Mine." What does a shepherd do? 1) Protects his sheep 2) Guides His Sheep 3) Provides Safety and Security for them. 4) Lies down his life for his sheep In Jesus we are protected and given the strength to easily set sin aside. Without stress.
We often talk of sin as something we must fight ourselves and by ourself. We must (according to some) focus on sin and fight with every part of ourselves not to sin. If we lay a sin aside then we still fight that sin for the rest of our lives. For instance, alcoholism, the way of man is to tell the alcoholic that they must always be on guard and will always be an alcoholic. So in a man's soul they will fight the temptation for the rest of their life, whether they drink or not, they are still under alcohol's control.
I have in the past been labeled an alcoholic. Yet, cannot even tell you how long it's been since my last drink. It no longer is even a thought. How? It is simple yet made complex by man. I'm not fighting it, God's Grace (His Power and Ability) has conquered it.
I now ask you to follow this link to Dr. Jim Richards http://jimrichards.tv/ , who explains it far better than I.