1. To ensure the Christian that despite shortcomings he/she is still forgiven.
2. To remind the Christian of the need for confession and repentance.
A. I John 1:5 - 2:6
1. Even though Satan cannot force you to sin, there will be times when you fail. Satan will then attempt to destroy your self-image and convince you that you are not able to change. Don't believe him! He is the Father of Lies!
2. What does God want you to do about your sins?
3. To confess a sin means to uncover it and call it exactly what God calls it.
4. How is God described? (See also Psalm 86:5.)
5. How might you be tempted to abuse God's forgiveness?
(See also Romans 6:1-4).
B. Psalm 38:18 / Mark 9:42-50
1. What should be your attitude toward sin?
2. Sin in moderation is not acceptable. We must have radical aversion to it.
C. Psalm 32:1-5 / James 5:13-16
1. To whom should you confess your sins?
2. If God already knows about your sin, why do you need to confess to him?
3. What benefit is there in confessing to fellow Christians?
4. Why might you be reluctant to confess your sins?
D. Proverbs 28:13
1. What will happen if you conceal your sins?
2. What does it mean to renounce your sins?
3. What assurance do you have if you confess your sins?
1. Memory verse: I John 1:9
2. Continue Foundations.
3. Continue books of Old Testament: Joshua - 2 Chronicles.
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