Luke 7 Woman-Jesus Satisfies Your Heart with Forgiveness-S2Ep3
Immoral Woman: Jesus Satisfies Your Heart with Forgiveness
We need a Savior who does for us what we can’t do for ourselves—give us complete forgiveness.
What is sin?
- Sin is like an incurable disease that always results in death.
- God hates sin. It pollutes his creation. Because God is holy, he takes action to destroy sin.
- Jesus Christ paid the death penalty for sin so we can receive God’s forgiveness.
What is forgiveness?
- In the Bible, the term “forgiveness” means “to send off or send away.” Sin is transferred to a substitute and taken away.
- God promised that one day forgiveness would be complete and permanent. That happened on the cross through Jesus.
- What Colossians 2:13-14 says about this—
- What 2 Corinthians 5:19 says about this—
The biblical process for dealing with recognized sin
Step One: View yourself rightly.
Your identity is a child of God who sometimes sins.
Step Two: Recognize (confess) the truth regarding your sin.
To confess biblically means to agree with God about what you and He both know to be true.
Step Three: Confession is incomplete without repentance.
Repentance means to change your mind about that sin, to turn away from it and to mourn its ugliness. This results in changing your actions.
Step Four: Repentance leads to dependence.
Depend on the living Christ inside you for that change to take place. Dependence on God leads to obedience to God.
The complete and continual forgiveness we receive by faith in Jesus satisfies our thirst for love and acceptance. This forgiveness is what motivates us to live a life that pleases God. Let Jesus satisfy your heart with the goodness of His love. Then, live out that love.
Let Jesus satisfy your heart with the goodness of His love. Then, live out that love.