Some Good News - Week Three
You are a sinner.
Romans 1:29-31: “They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness,
malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers,
haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventers of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish,
faithless, heartless, ruthless”
Romans 3:10—None is righteous. No, not one.
Romans 3:23—For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23—The wages of sin is death.
God forgives sinners!
Romans 3:23—For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… and are justified by his
grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:23—For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus
Romans 8:1—There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Acts 2:38—Peter is preaching the first Christian sermon at Pentecost! The people respond to the
message by crying out: “What should we do to be saved?” Peter replies: “Repent and be baptized
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins!”
Acts 3:19—Peter had just healed a lame beggar at the temple gate by the power of the Holy
Spirit. People are amazed and they start to gather around the steps of the temple to see what’s
going on. Peter takes advantage of the opportunity and preaches again! This time he says:
“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out!”
Hebrews 10:17—The Hebrews author quotes the same verse again just in case we forgot! “I will
remember their sins no more.”
Everywhere you turn in the New Testament we are constantly reminded that our
God forgives sinners!
Mark 2—Do you know this story? A man is paralyzed. He can’t walk. Which in this culture means
he can’t do anything. He can’t get a job. He can’t be a part of a community. He can’t worship. It’s
the pits for this guy. But, he’s got some friends. They hear about Jesus’ teaching and his miracles
and they decide to bring their friend to Jesus’ feet. Well, the room where Jesus was teaching was
very crowded! So, they dig a hole in the roof and lower their paralyzed friend into the room. And
before Jesus even heals him, he looks at his and says: “Your sins are forgiven.”
Luke 7—Do you know this one? Jesus is invited to a dinner party at the house of a Pharisee (so,
yes, Jesus does know what it’s like to suffer through one of those awkward events). While he is
sitting there, a “woman of the city, who was a sinner” came to Jesus (we would refer to her in our
culture as an escort, a street walker, a night walker—you get the idea) and she began to weep at
his feet, wiping the tears away with her hair. She kissed his feet and she anointed his feet. Jesus
later looks at her and says to her: “Your sins are forgiven.”
Luke 23:34—Jesus stretched out on the cross after being completely beaten, tortured, and
mocked, cries out: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
YOU ARE FORGIVEN through your faith in Jesus Christ.
Don’t forget that you’ve been forgiven.
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