We’ve seen that at our best, we just smear the mess. We can’t clean ourselves up or fix our root problem. In this session we move from the work God has done to save us to what we do a response. A truly life-changing response to the gospel includes faith and repentance.
Psalm 32:1-5 ESV
1Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up[b] as by the heat of summer. Selah
5 I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Watch this online sermon that summarizes the video session we watched this week.
A very key concept this week has been:
If we believe Jesus has saved us, it’s time to start living as though the sin for which Jesus endured the cross was a big deal. It’s time to start living out who we really are – the people Jesus died to redeem – instead of projecting a sanitized self-image to the world.
We will have two weeks to cover the following material on our own. Please make all efforts possible to make it through the assignments, and remember. There is no real benefit from answering a study-guide question as yes or no. Use this time to do a real investigation into your life and allow God to work with you to Recovery Redemption.
- Study-Guide Session 3 (pg 45 – 61)
- Read Chapter 4 in Recovering Redemption
Our next meeting is Saturday, February 7th at the Greystone Clubhouse @ 8am. Come early, hang out and fellowship.