Summary: Satan uses guilt so many times to hold us back from experiencing God’s ultimate purposes for us, so we need to break through the guilt and that is accomplished through confession.
Finding Freedom from Guilt!
Boy and Grandma’s duck
Satan’s weapon of guilt on the growing Christian
One Christian discipline provides freedom from guilt
Fellowship of saints, not sinners
3 Essentials to Confession:
An examination of conscience
Open to the gaze of God
Specific sins, not general
Not emotion, but will
An abhorrence at the sin that offends God
We take sin too lightly- Jer. 44:4
Determination to avoid sin
Desire to be conquered and ruled by God
1 Jn. 1:9
We are SINNERS, not saints
The freedom from confession leads to
Ga. 5:1, 13
Free from worry?
Php. 4:4, 6-8
4- Rejoice, celebrate, be happy
How? V. 6-8
6-7- anxious for nothing
KJV- careful for nothing
Christians are called to be care free
8- mind on things above
Problems in life don’t seem as big
Praying and singing alone won’t bring joy
This is an act of the will
What does celebration look like in the Bible?
Ex. 15:20; 2 Sam. 6:14-16; Ps. 150
Jesus- Lk. 2:10; 4:18, 19; Jn. 15:11
What does celebration look like today?
Benefits of Celebration:
Perspective- laugh at yourself
Freedom from guilt
Maybe you’re experiencing Satan’s guilt assault?
Maybe you would like to experience Christ’s freeing power?