Series: HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE?
Sunday: “The Blessing of Forgiveness” (Psalm 32)
Introduction: Forgiveness is one of the greatest blessings we could imagine. The God who knows all our sin will forgive all our sin. (Les Miserables)
As followers of God, we are His fingerprints in this world. We are called to leave a distinct and definite imprint in the lives of people with whom we interact.
How then shall we live? We need to make forgiveness from sin absolutely clear to the world around us.
I. The BLESSING of Forgiveness (vs. 1-2)
A. A DOUBLE blessing
B. An offer of FULL forgiveness
C. Who RECEIVES this blessing?
II. The PROCESS of Forgiveness (vs. 3-7)
A. Stubborn SILENCE
B. Reluctant CONFESSION
C. The OFFER of Forgiveness
III.The RESULT of Forgiveness (vs. 8-11)
A. The promise of GUIDANCE
B. The promise of ENDURING LOVE
C. The promise of JOY
Conclusion: Psalm 32:11—This is a “loud” verse. If you are forgiven you will make some noise.