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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) from the moment of conversion?

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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) …

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Work Your Salvation “Out,” Not “In”

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-21
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Contributor: Joel Webbon

God chose to save you in order to use you. We’re not saved BY our good works, but we are saved UNTO good works.

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The Pursuit of Holiness

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-12
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Christian life consists not merely of turning from sin but also turning to righteousness. The pursuit of Christ is a pursuit of holiness.

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Growing In Spiritual Maturity

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

When it comes to spiritual maturity, character and competency are both necessary and very much related. Are you growing in spiritual maturity?

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Seeking Spiritual Growth

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Self-awareness is a vital ingredient for spiritual maturity. As we grow into greater Christ-likeness we become increasingly aware of the sin in our lives which still remains. This is a painful process, but it is also eternally rewarding.

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Imitating All Of Christ

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Scripture: Genesis 6:9-22
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Elders, Polemics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Most of us would probably say it is always a sin to mock others. However, in the earthly ministry of Christ we see him frequently utilizing satire and other forms of strong language in order to address his opposition. If we are truly called to imitate Christ, should we seek to imitate this aspect of Christ’s ministry as well?

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The Hound Of Heaven

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Scripture: Genesis 3:8-15
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Contributor: Joel Webbon

No one seeks for God. In our sin we all run and hide. However, in God’s mercy he relentlessly seeks the souls of sinners for his glory and our redemption.

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What True Confession Looks Like

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In verse 4 David says, “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgments.” When we truly confess the severity of our sin we vindicate the justice of God!

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Eagerly Awaiting Christ’s Return

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Calling, Christian Ministry, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Discipleship, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Confession & Repentance, Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Contributor: Joel Webbon

No matter how noble and sanctified an individual Christian may be, it remains true that nothing is more effective in causing their heart to long for the life to come such as suffering and sin.

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Salvation Before The Cross

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Scripture: Psalm 51
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Glorification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of the Covenants, Gospel, Gospel, Service, Elders, Polemics, Gospel, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Have you ever wondered how people in the Old Testament, like King David, were saved before the cross of Jesus? Watch here for an answer from Romans 3:23-26!