Life-Changing Spiritual Disciplines: Biblical Confession (Part 2) | John Black | 05-28-17

May 28, 2017

Life-Changing Spiritual Disciplines: Biblical Confession, Part 2

May 28, 2017

1 John 1:9 (HCSB)

Pastor John Black


Listening Guide


A quick review of what we have covered . . .


I. Two types of necessary divine forgiveness . . .

  1. Judicial Forgiveness -- Forgiveness of sin’s penalty
  2. Parental Forgiveness -- Forgiveness from sin’s consequences

II. Why is confession necessary for a Christian?

  • Christians are frequently in need of parental forgiveness!
  • Christians are harmed spiritually by unconfessed sin!



III. What does Biblical confession require?

  • A recognition and acknowledgment of our sin
  • A deep sorrow for our sin
  • A personal confession to God regarding our sin
  • A determination to stop engaging in the sin


Reflection Question

What action do you need to take to ensure you completely forsake your sin?


Next Sunday . . .

  • When should we confess our sin to another person?
  • What should I look for look for in a person to confide in?
  • How should I respond when someone chooses to confide in me?

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