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Coming Clean with God Psalm 51 Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13.

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Presentation on theme: "Coming Clean with God Psalm 51 Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13."— Presentation transcript:

1 Coming Clean with God Psalm 51 Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

2 Background 2 Samuel :2-5—at home when he should not have been, trouble followed 11:6-13—tried to trick Uriah into taking care of his problem 11:15-21—realized need for more drastic action and conspired with Joab, Uriah carried his own letter 12—Nathan's visit to David Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

3 Dealing with Sin Psalm 51 We must FACE something. We must DO something. We must WANT something. We must BELIEVE something. Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

4 We Must FACE Our Sins Four Terms in Psalm 51 Transgression means “going beyond” Iniquity: That which is immoral Sin means “missing the mark” Evil focuses on the heartache that comes from sin Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

5 We Must FACE Our Sins Four Covers in Psalm 51 Excuses Self-righteousness Repression Pretending Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

6 We Must Do Something: Confession “Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge” (Psalm 51:4). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

7 We Must Do Something: Confession “Now Joshua said to Achan, ‘My son, I beg you, give glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession to Him, and tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me’” (Joshua 7:19). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

8 We Must Do Something: Confession “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

9 We Must Want Something: Restoration “ Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:7-10). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

10 We Must Want Something: Restoration “Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, ‘Do you want to be made well?’” (John 5:5-6). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

11 We Must Believe Something: The God of all Grace “For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart these, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:16-17). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

12 We Must Believe Something: The God of all Grace “So Samuel said: ‘Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams’” (1 Samuel 15:22). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

13 We Must Believe Something: The God of all Grace “He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13

14 We must Face our sins We must Confess our sins We must want restoration We must Believe in God’s Grace Ps 51:4; Josh 7:19; 1 Jn 1:8-9; Ps 51:7-10; Jn 5:5-6; Ps 51:16-17; 1 Sam 15:22; Prov 28:13


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