Undertow Series, Week 2
Sunday, January 17, 2016
- The person that many of us have the hardest time forgiving is ourselves – we live in regret.
- My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. – Psalm 38:4 (#389)
Three things we need to remember about guilt and regret:
- We have to recognize that our biggest sins are not too big for God’s grace.
Guilt paralyzes and keeps us from taking action.
Guilt breeds self-hatred and self–loathing.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9 (#855)
…“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” – Jeremiah 31:34 (#549)
- You are not what you have done, you are who God says you are.
Sin is an event, not a person.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (#805)
- You cannot change your past, but Christ can change your future.
Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12-14 (#819)