June 7 2008 Nehemiah 9 Confession Of Sin B

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  • Nehemiah 9 Confession of Sin 06/11/09
  • June 7 2008 Nehemiah 9 Confession Of Sin B

    1. 1. Uncovering A Cover-up Nehemiah 8
    2. 2. <ul><li>Confession </li></ul><ul><li>of sin </li></ul><ul><li>leads to </li></ul><ul><li>forgiveness. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Proverbs 28:13 </li></ul><ul><li>13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, </li></ul><ul><li>but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Confession is… <ul><li>admitting you are guilty of what you are accused of </li></ul><ul><li>the result of inward conviction </li></ul><ul><li>to acknowledge sin and guilt in the light of God’s revelation, and is thus generally an outward sign of repentance and faith. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Nehemiah 9:1-2 <ul><li>On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Secret Sin <ul><li>2 Samuel 11:26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>26 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. 27 After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the LORD. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Secret Sin Impacts You <ul><li>Psalm 32:3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>3 When I kept silent, </li></ul><ul><li>my bones wasted away </li></ul><ul><li>through my groaning all day long. </li></ul><ul><li>4 For day and night </li></ul><ul><li>your hand was heavy upon me; </li></ul><ul><li>my strength was sapped </li></ul><ul><li>as in the heat of summer. Selah </li></ul><ul><li>3 When I kept silent, </li></ul><ul><li>my bones wasted away </li></ul><ul><li>through my groaning all day long. </li></ul><ul><li>4 For day and night </li></ul><ul><li>your hand was heavy upon me; </li></ul><ul><li>my strength was sapped </li></ul><ul><li>as in the heat of summer. Selah </li></ul>
    8. 8. Confessed Sins Are Forgiven <ul><li>Psalm 32:5 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you </li></ul><ul><li>and did not cover up my iniquity. </li></ul><ul><li>I said, “I will confess </li></ul><ul><li>my transgressions to the LORD”— </li></ul><ul><li>and you forgave </li></ul><ul><li>the guilt of my sin. Selah </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>1 John 1:9 </li></ul><ul><li>9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Repentence <ul><li>To turn in an opposite direction”, </li></ul><ul><li>To turn penitently from sin to God. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Statements of Confession <ul><li>“ Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, “ Psalm 51:4 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.” Luke 15:18 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done:…” Joshua 7:20 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Confessional Prayer <ul><li>God forgive us and heal us. We need your healing, Merciful God: give us true repentance. </li></ul><ul><li>Some sins are plain to us; some escape us; some we cannot face. Forgive us; set us free to hear your word to us; set us free to serve you. Amen </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from The Covenant Book of Worship , Covenant Publications: Chicago, IL, 2003., 103. footnoted from A New Zealand Prayer Book-He Karakia Mihinare o Aoterea , Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, 1989, 458. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Credits <ul><li>Photo: Microsoft Office Clip Art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripture: The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. </li></ul></ul>

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