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The Transformed Life : Confession Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church August 28, 2011.

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1 The Transformed Life : Confession Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church August 28, 2011

2 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

3 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

4 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

5 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 4 Against 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.

6 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

7 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

8 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

9 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

10 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

11 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

12 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

13 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

14 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.

15 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

16 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.

17 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

18 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

19 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.

20 Psalm 51:1-19 (NIV1984) 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.

21 Introduction This penitential psalm illustrates the stench of sin in David’s life.

22 Introduction It points right at David as a murderer, adulterer, and a manipulator.

23 Introduction David is convicted by the Holy Spirit and pens a song of confession.

24 Introduction God uses this psalm to serve a great purpose.

25 Introduction We need to remember this important spiritual lesson.

26 How to deal with sin and its aftermath? 1.____________ confess sin since He already knows. Openly

27 Psalm 51:4 (NIV1984) 4 Against 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.

28 Samuel 12:13 (NIV1984) 13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.

29 Psalm 32:3 (NIV1984) 3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

30 John 5:17 (NIV1984) 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

31 a. Sin is _______. real

32 John 3:4 (NIV1984) 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

33 Psalm 51:1 (NIV1984) 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

34 Psalm 51:10 (NIV1984) 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

35 Psalm 51:14 (NIV1984) 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

36 Psalm 51:4 (NIV1984) 4 Against 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.

37 b. Sin is _____________. destructive

38 Psalm 51:4 (NIV1984) 4 Against 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.

39 c. Sin takes away ________. joy

40 Psalm 32:3 (NIV1984) 3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

41 Psalm 51:11 (NIV1984) 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

42 Psalm 103:14 (NIV1984) 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

43 How to deal with sin and its aftermath? 2.__________ sin as sin. It is the result of human depravity. Admit

44 Nahum 1:3 (NIV1984) 3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

45 James 1:14-15 (NIV1984) 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.

46 James 1:14-15 (NIV1984) 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

47 Ephesians 2:1 (NIV1984) 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

48 Psalm 51:4 (NIV1984) 4 Against 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.

49 a. Don’t ________ the Enemy. blame

50 b. Don’t _______________ it. rationalize

51 c. Don’t _______________ it. minimize

52 How to deal with sin and its aftermath? 3.Confession leads to an __________ ______________: God found us first despite our weaknesses. amazing discovery

53 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV1984) 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

54 Matthew 26:28 (NIV1984) 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

55 Psalm 32:1 (NIV1984) 1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

56 Psalm 103:11-13 (NIV1984) 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

57 Psalm 103:11-13 (NIV1984) 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

58 Psalm 103:11-13 (NIV1984) 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

59 a. God ________ us as we struggle with sin. God cares enough not to abandon us. Great is His compassion. finds

60 b. Redemption also means ______________. God desires a ______________ restoration. restoration complete

61 c. _________ __________ is the remedy. Godlysorrow

62 Psalm 103:13-14 (NIV1984) 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

63 Psalm 103:13-14 (NIV1984) 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

64 Final Remarks Are you in need of cleansing? Will you take sin seriously and deal with this now?

65 John 1:9 (NIV1984) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


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