Discipleship Matters – How Will I know that my sins are forgiven?

Understanding the Message of the Bible:
What does it feel like to be forgiven? How well do you forgive?

Dig Into the Bible: Let’s look at a verse of Scripture that gives us God’s thoughts on forgiveness. We will look at 1 John 1:9,

1 John 1:9,
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

When we’ve done something of which we are ashamed healing can’t happen if we don’t seek forgiveness for what we’ve done. What often stops us from asking for forgiveness is the uncertainty that we will be forgiven. But that isn’t true with God.

Discover what the Bible says by answering the following questions:
1. What does it mean to confess your sin?
2. What is your definition of sin?
3. What has been your biggest challenge in dealing with sin?
4. What feelings do you experience when you know you have sinned against God?
5. What did you discover about God in this verse?
6. Why is it so important to see God as faithful?
7. Why is it so important to see God as just?
8. How can God forgive our sins?
9. What does it feel like to be cleansed from all unrighteousness?

Apply God’s Word:
10. When you know that this will happen when you confess and agree with God about your sin, what do you experience?
11. What sin are you holding on to that you need to confess and believe that God has forgiven you?
12. When will you do this time of confession?

Digging Deeper:
1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you?
2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

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Read: Psalms 89; 96; 100-101; 105; 132
Marked: Psalms 89:48, What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah

No matter how hard we might try, exercise, good diet, medical interventions, we can’t stave off death. The message is clear, it is appointed for man to die once , but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:26).

But some choose not to believe that. Others who do, think this is something to be considered later thinking they’ll be able to bargain with God and avoid judgment.

But man can’t deliver himself from death through good living, good intentions or skillful arguments. After death judgment awaits. It will be too late.

We cannot buy deliverance from the grave. Jesus alone paid the price for you and I. His sinless life given for us if we choose to receive life through Him. This is the mercy and grace of God.

Mercy is not getting what we deserve, and grace is getting what we don’t deserve; freedom from sin, freedom from the penalty of sin which is death, and eternal life with God through Christ the Saviour.