Lesson Twenty One
Lesson Twenty Two
Lesson Twenty Three
Lesson Twenty Four
Assurance of Forgiveness
MEMORY VERSE: 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”For more bible studies write to:
Although you are now a Christian, there may be times when you fail and sin. The literal definition of sin is “to miss the mark.” Once you sin, your enemy, Satan, will be quick to brow beat you and condemn you. He is unmerciful! You must be quick to act on God’s Word and confess your sin expecting full forgiveness from God. This will shut the door to the voice of the “accuser.” (Read Revelation 12:10; 1 John 1:9 is the Christian’s bar of soap, so to speak!
1. 1 John 1:9. What does “confess” mean? (Use a dictionary or Bible concordance to help you with your answer.)
2. The above verse describes God as “faithful” and “just.” Give definitions of these attributes of God.
3. What is the result of confessing your sin to God?_______________________________
Give your own explanation of “purify”_________________________________________
4. Proverbs 28:13. What is another result of confession?___________________________
5. What should accompany the confession of sin?________________________________
What will result from hiding your sin? No spiritual progress
6. How is God described in the following verses?
7. Does this agree with your view of God?_____________________________________
Note: Please do not rush through this question. If you have difficulty accepting God’s forgiveness, you need to examine your preconceived ideas concerning God.
God wants you to know the truth about Him. Have you grown up in a strict household or church that always held your mistakes over your head?
Were you severely punished or criticized for minor failures? Were you led to believe that someone was always “keeping a list and checking it twice of every bad thing you ever did?
Is it possible that you view God in the same way you view authority figures in your life? If so, take time right now to forgive the people who misrepresented God’s character to you and ask God to forgive you for believing a lie about Him.
8. Ephesians 1:7. On what basis are you forgiven?_______________________________
9. Hebrews 10:17; Psalms 32:5. Why is it foolish to continue to feel guilty about your sins?
10. Matthew 18:21-35; 1 Corinthians 13:5; Ephesians 4:32. Now that you have been forgiven of your sins, how should you treat other people who have sinned against you?
Take time now to pray and forgive those who have sinned against you. Let go of all your “records” of their sins, just as God has destroyed all records of your sins! “Love keeps no record of wrong.” (Read 1 Corinthians 13:5).
Thank you Jesus for destroying all records of my sins. Help Me to grant the same Mercy and Grace to others.
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