How Do I Forget the Sins of My Past?

Episode 115 Show Notes 

How Do I Forget the Sins of My Past?

From the Show

How do I forget the sins of my past?

We can't erase the past, so instead of trying to forget it, I would say rejoice in God's grace that delivered you from your guilt and the power of your sin and the continuing guilt and power of your sin today. You know, like the rest of us. I think of Paul who always thought of himself as the chief of sinners because he had slaughtered Christians. I don't know what you’ve done, but I don't think you were going around slaughtering Christians. But, that was what Paul was doing, so he could say, ‘my identity in myself, if I have to look at myself, is chief of sinners, but that's not my real identity. My real identity is in Christ, seated with him in heavenly places. While I was dead in trespasses and sins, by nature a child of wrath, he delivered me.’ That's his new identity. — Michael Horton​​​​​ 

Questions in this Episode

1. What do you think is one of the big challenges facing the church?

2. I was a biker and have a pretty bad background. I know that when I became a Christian that I was forgiven but I still can’t help thinking about the past. How can I stop thinking about the past and letting it bother me?

3. I haven’t always been the best Christian. It’s been a while since I’ve been to church. How do I know if I’ve committed the unpardonable sin?

4. How do we communicate the real gospel to Mormons in a loving and understanding way?

5. Is the parable of the prodigal son about a Christian who lost his way or about a person who becomes a Christian? 

6. What does Hebrews 11:3 mean when it says, “By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word of God so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible”?

Resources

Tim Keller: The Western Church's Biggest Problems

What Is the Unpardonable Sin? 

7 Ways to Share the Gospel Without Being a Jerk

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