Sin and Salvation

For Sunday night Youth Group, we have centered our nights around the topic of Sin and Salvation for the month of September.  Sounds pretty basic, doesn’t it?  Knowing full well that the Goss Youth have probably heard over and over that they are sinners, and that Jesus has saved them, I found it highly important to start with this foundation.

I challenged the youth to be honest that they are sinners.  All of us are, so why try to hide it!  I also challenged them to consider the weight of sin, and if we aren’t confessing our sins to God, we carry around a bunch of unnecessary weight.

If we are honest with ourselves, do we really believe that we are sinners?  We know the Bible tells us that we are sinners and we believe the Bible, but can we point to specific sins in our life?  Currently, this is something I am personally challenged with (identifying specific sins and confessing them).  If we subconsciously think we aren’t really sinners, then why would we need a savior?

Charles Spurgeon once said, “If your sin is small then your Savior will be small also. But if your sin is great, then your Savior must be great.”

For us as believers, we are both ruined by sin AND washed clean by the blood of Christ.  What a paradox!

I hope we never tire of hearing the Gospel truth – that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8b).




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