Psalm 51:2-5, 7 (NIV) 2Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge. 5Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me… 7Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Romans 5:12, 20 (NIV) 12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man…15how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! …20Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.
Romans 8:1 (ESV) There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Hebrews 7:25 (NLT2) Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV) May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
forgivable and redeemable.
God’s conviction Satan’s Condemnation
2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV) Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Romans 4:7-8 (NIV) “Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”
Lamentations 3:21-24 (NIV) Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Psalm 119:105 (NIV) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
2 Timothy 3:16 (TEV) All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living.
Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) …put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on a new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Psalm 136:1-3, 23 (NIV) 11Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. 2Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. 3Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever… 23Give thanks to the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.
Of all of the points in this week’s message, which one challenges you the most? Why? How can your small group help?
We all get too used to “earthly nature” clothing. Which aspect of your old nature feels like a comfortable old T-shirt to you now? Why is it difficult to shed or remove? i.e. guilt.
Referring to the previous question, with what piece of Christ’s wardrobe would you like to replace it? Which aspect of Christ’s character do you need to clothe yourself with, in relation to your husband or wife? Your employer or employees? A changing relationship?
In what ways do “our hearts condemn us?” How does it make you feel when you remember that God knows everything about you? And extravagantly loves you anyway?
Read Lamentations 3:21-24. What compassions or faithfulness has the Lord shown you this week? How have you shown your love and gratitude to God?
2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching…rebuking…correcting…” How can your small group help you make scripture a more integral part of your life? How can you begin to use God’s Word to help you discern between God’s conviction and Satan’s condemnation?
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