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Title: The Confession of Sins


1
The Confession of Sins
  • Psalms 321-5

2
CONFESS
  • homologeo lit., to speak the same thing, to
    assent, accord, agree with
  • To declare or admit
  • Faith in Christ (Matt. 1032)
  • Praise to God (Heb. 1315)
  • Devoted life to Christ (Heb. 414)
  • Personal sins (1 Jno. 19)

3
Corrupt Men have Corrupted Bible Teaching on
Confession of Sins
James 516
4
Sins must be confessed to God in order to be
forgiven (1 Jno. 19)
  • David, 2 Sam. 1213 Psa. 325
  • Those who came for Johns baptism, Matthew 36
  • Prodigal son, Luke 1517-21
  • Simon, Acts 822-24
  • The Ephesians, Acts 1918-19

5
Goals of Confessing Sins
  • Gods mercy and forgiveness, Psa. 511-4
  • Forgiveness of those we have sinned against (2
    Cor. 26-7)
  • Restoration of fellowship with God and with
    brethren (Matt. 524)

6
Confess Sins to
  • God, 1 Jno. 19 Psa. 513-4
  • Against God, Psa. 323-5
  • Seeking mercy, Acts 824

7
Confess Sins to
  • One sinned against
  • To reconcile, Lk. 1518-19
  • To heal the wounds caused by sin, Jas. 516
    (Matt. 1815 523-24)

8
Confess Sins to
  • Those who know of it, Jas. 516 2 Co. 25-8
  • Not public confession of private sins
  • Not private confession of public sins
  • To the extent the sin is known, ones confession
    of the sin should also be made known (Jas. 516)
  • Private sinprivately confessed, Matt. 1815
  • Public sinpublicly confessed, Lk. 1517-18 Acts
    822-24 (Gal. 214 1 Tim. 520)

9
Things Needed to Confess Sin
  • Godly sorrow, Lk. 1813 Psa. 3817-18
  • Acknowledgement of sin, Psa. 325
  • Forsaking the sin, Prov. 2813-14
  • Joined with repentance, Matt. 32, 6, 7
  • Faith in Gods promise to forgive us when we
    confess, 1 Jno. 19

10
What Keeps Us from Publicly Confessing Our Sins?
  • Pride / Embarrassment, Prov. 1618 Jas. 46-10
  • No harm, no foul
  • Im doing whats right now, so what does it
    matter? Jas. 417

11
Guideposts for the Public Confession of Sins
  • As public as our sin is known, Ezra 9 101-3
  • As specific as is the knowledge of our sin,
    Luke 310-14

12
Why Publicly Confess Sins?
  • To obtain the prayers of the righteous (Jas.
    516 cf. Acts 824)
  • To reclaim a righteous influence, 2 Cor. 711
    (1 Pet. 211-12 Matt. 514)

13
The Confession of Sins
  • Without it we will not have Gods mercy
  • Confession of sin is to God and then to men to
    the degree our sin is known
  • Declaration that we admit and abandon our
    sinturn to God
  • God will be merciful!

1 John 19 James 516
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