Does God Always Forgive

Does God Always Forgive?

Speakers: Greg Laurie, Billy Graham, Rick Warren

If Christ is in us, then we are no longer guilty because that would make him guilty-as his spirit is one with us. Our guilt (past, present, and future) was taken away by the trade that happened on the cross. Now, we are “the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!!” If it is not true about Jesus, then it cannot be true about us because He lives in us: united. So we are righteous because of him. 

The cross traded my sinful nature on Christ for Christ’s righteousness (rightness) in me …his Holy Spirit lives in believers.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:8-10

Prayer

Heavenly Father, O Lord Almighty, hear my prayer. I have a burden on my heart, a sin to confess. For I am human and sinful and don’t always live up to who you want me to be. I come before you today with a humble heart to confess the mistakes I’ve made, both by what I’ve done and by what I haven’t done. O Lord, hear my prayer and forgive my failings. Lead me to do better and not repeat these mistakes. Help me to live a life that better reflects you. For you are faithful and just, loving and compassionate. O Lord, in your mercy, forgive me and purify my heart. Amen.

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