Such Were Some Of You
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Guilt is powerful (Lamentations 1:20).
1. It can bring good change (Luke 19:1-10 and Acts 2:36-41).
2. It can destroy too (Matthew 27:3-5).
B. The way to defeat guilt is to confess and repent of your sins (Psalms 32:5 and I John 1:9).
1. A person could be vile, vicious, and rebellions to God, but still can be forgiven (II Chronicles 33:1-16).
2. A person could speak evil against God and be forgiven (Job 34:37 and Job 42:1-12).
3. Saul (a.k.a. the Apostle Paul; Acts 13:9) killed Christians (Acts 9:1 and Acts 22:1-4), but still was forgiven (I Timothy 1:12-16).
II. Body: I Corinthians 6:9-11
A. The past is the past (Romans 6:12-23 and Titus 3:3-8).
1. In Christ, you’re a new person (II Corinthians 5:17).
2. That means you’ve changed (Ephesians 4:17-32 and Colossians 3:1-17; cf. II Timothy 2:19).
B. If you confess and repent (Proverbs 28:13).
1. It’s forgiven (Acts 26:18-20; cf. Ephesians 1:7).
2. It’s forgotten (Hebrews 10:10-22).
C. You have to get past your past (Philippians 3:13-15).
1. You cannot go forward if you’re looking backwards (Luke 9:62).
2. Do you believe that God is a liar (Titus 1:2)?
a. If God says you’re forgiven (Colossians 1:12-14)…
b. …You must believe what He says (Hebrews 11:6).
c. If you deny you’re forgiven, can you really proclaim to be a believer (Psalms 78:21-22)?
III. Conclusion: Ephesians 5:8
© 2013 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager