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Repentance Bible Study and Sermon Outlines
Death to Sin, Life to Obedience
by Bible Teacher, Ken Birks

Bible Studies and Online Sermons featuring Repentance by Bible Teacher, Pastor Ken Birks
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The Foundation of Repentance

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
this Bible Study addresses the issue of how we as Christians must deal with the sin in our lives. It's important for us to understand that becoming a Christian does not necessarily nullify the old nature, but rather introduces a new nature which wars against the old.
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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is one of the staff pastors at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as an elder.  Ken has been a part of The Rock of Roseville Church since its inception in 1997. Before becoming a part of The Rock of Roseville, Ken was the Sr. Pastor of Golden Valley Chrstian Center in Roseville, CA. He has been a born again Christian for over 35 years.

 


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1John 2:1-2 My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

In this study you willl see that all Christians do sin, how God's grace keeps us in spite of our sin, what sin does to the Christian, how to receive God's forgiveness and cleansing and how to live a life of victory over sin.


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Why Christians Sin

No matter who you are, even if you think you are the most perfect person that ever came forth, you still have sin in your life. All Christians do! No Christian can have day-by-day victory over sin and live the happy, joyful, triumphant life, until he or she faces the true facts about sin in their own nature, sin in his own life, what sin will do and what do about it. Remember what it says in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?


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Every Christian Has Two Natures.

To better understand why Christians sin, we must understand the difference in the two natures we as Christian have. We have an old nature and a new nature. We are to put on the new nature while putting off the old nature.

Ephesians 4:22-24 ...that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness.

What we have to understand is that these two natures war with each other and the sinful nature sometimes wins out over the new nature and thus we fall into the trap of sinful behavior as Christians. We see this struggle in Paul's writings to the Romans.

Since every Christian still has the old nature, and since every Christian sins, whether or not they are conscious of any known sin, they are still deceiving themselves if they say they have no sin. Since every Christian is commanded to pray daily "forgive us our sins", then we conclude that God Himself must provide a salvation that includes His own perfect righteousness given freely to the undeserving sinner.

We Stand In The Righteousness of God.

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

We have seen that the Christians sins because he stills struggles with the old nature, but a true Christian has a new nature that is convicting Him of the sin in his or her life and moving them forward in God's grace and victory over sin.

Even though God's grace covers us this does not give us a license to continue in known sin. When we continue in sin without any conviction coming from the new nature, which is born after God, we should question ourselves as to whether the new man even exists. If it doesn't, then we have not known God.

Does the fact that all Christians sin give us a license to continue in known sin? Or does God expect us to turn and repent from known sin and walk in victory?

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

Consequences of Unrepented Sin.

Unrepented sins are those sins that the Bible clearly states we are to repent of when we come to Christ. If we fail to repent of these sins, then they are unrepented sins such as immorality, drunkenness, filthy language, covetousness, evil desires, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, lying, theft, hatred, jealousies, dissensions, murders, etc.

Sin Brings Loss of Christian Joy.
Sin Quenches & Grieves The Holy Spirit & His Ministry In Your Life.
Sin Brings Reproach on Christ, the Church & The Bible.
Sin Causes God to Turn a Deaf Ear to Your Prayers.
Unrepented Sin Brings Chastisement From God.
Sin Prevents You From Fully Entering Into Kingdom Blessing.
Unrepented Sin Can Lead To Blaspheming of the Holy Spirit and Loss of Salvation.

Applying the Blood of Christ to Our Sins

Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

At the very foundation of our victory is the forgiveness Christ has granted unto us. When we sin and blow it big time we must do what Peter did when he denied Christ. The Bible says he went out and wept bitterly over his sin. He was in turmoil of hate for himself and his sin and loss of joyful fellowship and usefulness which had been his.

We Must Sincerely Confess & Forsake Our Sins.

Honest confession means you call it by its name and don't excuse it.
Honest confession means forsaking sin.
Honest confession means restitution may be necessary.


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