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Scripture: EXODUS 20:20, HEBREWS 8:12

 
“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
and I will remember their sins no more.”
WHAT IS SIN?
  • Have the group define SIN.
  • Using the Internet, define SIN.
  • How are they similar or different?
  • Why is sin a problem for God?
  • Why do we sin?
DEFINING SPECIFIC SINS
  • TURN to Exodus 20:20
  • 10 Commandments were given to Moses by God
  • Ten things we should and shouldn’t do.
  • When we break one commandment we often end up breaking other ones as well.
  • Luther often turned these around to talk about what God really wants us to do instead
  • Using the white board, write down as many sins as you can think of (group/table brainstorm first)
FORGIVENESS
  • PASS out erasers
  • God loves to erase all the messed-up things we do.
  • How does God forgive us?
  • What is confession? What does it mean to confess?
  • TURN to Hebrews 8:12
  • God not only forgives our sins but he also chooses to forget them!
  • HAVE a volunteer clean the white board with a cloth or an eraser
  • What is still left? Anything? (of course there should be some traces of the marker left)
  • Use white board cleaning spray and a cloth to really clean the board back to it’s original clean state
  • This is what God does for us.
  • USE the eraser as a way to be reminded that God erases our sins and forget we even did them. Encourage your group to also use it as a way to be reminded to share that message with others today.
CLOSING PRAYER
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