Primary: Pslam 130
Secondary: Romans 2:4, Romans 5:20-21, Romans 6:1-14
- Intro: What do you do when you need help with personal sin and life challenges?
- Two general responses to personal sin. Both are half truths that know some of God’s character.
- First, we minimize the sin, and presume the kindness of God.
- Or second, we maximize the sin, and dismiss the kindness of God.
- Go to the right place for help (vs. 1-2)
- Be fantastically honest with who we are and who God is (vs. 3-4)
- Wait for God, Hope in the Word (vs. 5-6)
- Priestly encouragement and final word (vs. 7-8)
"The world says that victory is in victory, the Christian message says that victory is in surrender."
"Wherever you are, the redemption of Jesus is available."
"The forgiveness of God is not there to make you feel better, the forgiveness of God is there to expose the distance between us and God. To remind us and show us the greatness and worthiness of God."
"God shapes us in the waiting."
"Lamenting is a way for us to process."
"In verse 1, we are asking God to listen to our voice, in verse 5 we are reminded to listen to His Word."
"The Christian life is hard but it's simple."
"The correlation is greatly strong between men and women who hope and live in the word and men and women who are experiencing the joy of God."
"Following Jesus is not an observer sport."
"Your struggles don't have the last Word. God will redeem."
- Do you find yourself more often minimizing sin or dismissing God’s kindness?
- When is the last time you felt you were “in the depths” and needed God’s help?
- What does it mean to find forgiveness, and fear God in verse 4?
- Where have you tried to fast track something you’re meant to wait for?
- What does Jesus say to you in your waiting and impatience?
I Am Set Free
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing