Every one of us still has a bent away from what is right. The Bible teaches us that when we sin we must confess that sin so that God the Father can restore us.
In David’s confession in Psalm 51, he clarified why he confessed his sin: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (Ps. 51:12)
This is why Jesus tells us to confess. A lot of people are living in defeat because they don’t know how to deal with sin in their lives. The only type of sin that can defeat you is unconfessed sin.
5 Components of True Confession:
1. Specific Confession — Proverbs 28:13
2. Accepting Confession
3. Horizontal Confession — James 5:16
4. Merciful Confession — Mark 11:25
5. Grateful Confession — 1 John 1:9
The beauty of confession is you get to walk in the confidence that God has forgotten your sin and wants to bless you.
What stood out to you most about pastor Ryan’s sermon?
Have you ever experienced “joy” after admitting and confessing you have done wrong? What was that experience like?
What component of true confession do you struggle with most?
Where are you in growing in true confession?
Lead those with you in a time of reflection regarding the sins they have been “hiding” or “putting off.” Lead them in a time of prayer where they have opportunity to pray silently and before God and confess, receive forgiveness, restored fellowship, and refreshed power to live truly satisfied in Jesus Christ.