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Part IV - Confess Your Sins

Overcoming Sin – Part 4

The Problem of Sin

1. Read Isaiah 59:2, what does this say happens to our relationship with God when we sin?

The Solution to Sin

2. In 1 John 1:9, how does God forgive us our sins?


To confess a sin means to acknowledge your guilt for doing something because it was wrong and agree with God that you did do it.

3. What are the two promises in 1 John 1:9?

  1. He will F______________ us.

  2. He will C______________ us.



Why do we confess our sins?

Confession is more than just getting something off our chest. There is a very real reason why God has us confess our sins.


4. The answer is found in Leviticus 5:3-6. What two things must a person do to have their sins atoned for? (NOTE: “atone” means our sins are forgiven and washed away).

a. C_______________ that in which he has sinned (vs. 5).

b. Bring a G_____________ O_________________ for his sins (vs. 6). < br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" />


5. Leviticus 16 talks all about how the Lord atones for our sin through sacrifice. According to Leviticus 16:21, what was the priest to do when he laid hands upon the goat?


6. Having performed this ritual year after year, were they enough to stop God’s anger? How does Hebrews 10:1-4 this question?


7. Read Hebrews 10:10-14, what sacrifice has been offered on our behalf?

8. According to Hebrews 10:14, what did that one sacrifice accomplish?


9. According to Hebrews 10:22, what should our response be?

  1. D______________ N____________ with a


    S______________ H____________.


10. Returning to the thought we just reviewed about atonement as described in Leviticus 16:21, if Christ is our offering for sins, what is necessary to complete the atonement process? 


Confession of sins must be based upon Christ’s death on our behalf. We ignore the holiness of God when anyone asks God for forgiveness apart from the one sacrifice that satisfied His wrath.


Who should we confess our sins to?

11. According to 1 John 1:9, who should we confess our sins to?


12. According to James 5:16 who should we confess our sins to?


13. Read Exodus 10:16-17, from the example of Pharaoh, is all confession true repentance?

14. Read Psalm 51:2-3. How can confession remove sin from our lives?

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Russ Brewer

Russ Brewer

Rescued from the domain of darkness, transferred to the kingdom of the Son. Undershepherd of Grace. Husband of Corinne. Father of three. Chew-toy to Zeke...

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