Confessing Our Sins Together – based upon Luke 16:19-31

AFFIRMING JUSTICE AND MERCY
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”  – Amos 5:23-24

He has show you O man; What is good and what does the Lord require of you;
But to do justly, to love mercy And to walk humbly with your God?                          – Micah 6:8

Whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.    – 1 John 3:17-18

CONFESSING OUR SINS TOGETHER

For the times that we have been heartless to people in genuine need…         Forgive us O Lord!
For the ways that our pride has quenched our compassion towards others…Forgive us O Lord!
For the ways that we have helped ourselves and impatiently waited on your help… Forgive us O Lord!
For the ways that we selfishly squandered your resources and your money…. Forgive us O Lord!
For the ways that we misread and ignore Your Word to justify our lifestyle… Forgive us O Lord!
For the ways that we have sought the approval of men over Yours… Forgive us O Lord!

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 2:1-2a

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins…

Take a moment and thank your Savior that He serves as your heavenly defense attorney and that He is not ashamed to call you his brother… his sister. He has paid fully your debt and mine.

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