Monday, November 10, 2008

When Tangled in Sin, 2 Samuel 9:1-12:31

Writing in the Texas Baptist Standard, Louis Johnson’s commentary on this week’s lesson, “When Tangled in Sin” emphasizes that repentance is a choice. He notes that we all agree we are sinners until we are individually confronted with a specific sin, then we blame others, or justify our actions.

The heart of this lesson is to help adults confess their sin to God and receive forgiveness. Read Psalm 32:3-5. Consider starting the lesson by asking members to discuss this quote:

"Guilt on the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal."
British Bishop, Robert South

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