Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
Confession God Accepts (Part 1)
Speaker: Daron Roberts
Passage: Psalm 51:1-19
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Psalm 51:1-19 teaches eight features of true confession that God does not despise. God delights in true confession with the following marks:

  1. Pleads for pardon solely on the basis of God’s character (vv. 1-3)
  2. Is horrified about what their sin has done to God (v.4)
  3. Is specific and self-indicting as they recount sin to God (vv. 5-6)
  4. Is not only confessing sin, but expects full cleansing (vv. 7-9)
  5. Boldly asks for renewed strength to live a holy life (vv. 10-12)
  6. Believes redemptive love will result in future usefulness (vv. 13-15)
  7. Knows that God wants a broken heart, not a plastic smile (vv. 16-17)
  8. Prays that their sins’ consequences do not affect others (vv. 18-19)