What If I Don’t Feel The Wretchedness Of My Sin?

Episode 524 Show Notes 

From the Show

Feelings come and go. What we need to cultivate is a faithfulness to God that’s not dependent upon feelings. Let me say that again a little bit differently. Christian maturity looks like continuing faithfulness to God regardless of the feelings you have.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Sometimes at church, my pastor will say things that really rub me the wrong way. How can I tell if my Pastor is preaching a false doctrine?

2. Should our children call God “Father” in the Lord’s prayer if they are not baptized? Are they part of the visible church or covenant community?

3. I believe I am a sinner, but what if I don’t feel its wretchedness? Or the feelings of joy and happiness overflowing because of the forgiveness in Jesus Christ, like what I hear described in hymns?

4. In 2 Timothy Paul writes, “If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” When Paul writes of the faithfulness of Christ, does this mean his faithfulness to forgive us even when we fail? Or his faithfulness to judge justly if we disown him?

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Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story by Michael Horton

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