Through His death, Jesus provided the only solution to a guilty conscience. Outside of Christ, all attempts to rid ourselves of guilt are futile and hopeless. In Him, however, we find forgiveness that lasts. Alistair Begg reminds us of this truth in this selection of sermons on dealing with guilt caused by our sins.
We all know what it’s like to feel a sense of guilt. The Bible says that God gave us a conscience for our own good. It helps us recognize when we violate God’s moral requirements and prompts us to seek a remedy. In this message we will learn how God provided the perfect remedy in Christ so we can have our own conscience cleansed experiencing genuine forgiveness and freedom.
God’s Law is perfect and holy; despite our best efforts, none of us can keep it and approach Him on our own merits. Instead, as Alistair Begg explains, we must rely on what God did for us in sending His Son to die for sinful man. Through Christ’s sacrifice, believers are freed from guilt and empowered by the Spirit to live holy lives. Our obedience to God’s Law then demonstrates our relationship to God through His saving grace.
The story of humanity is marked with examples of God’s faithfulness to faithless people. In this message, Alistair Begg walks us through Peter’s denial of Christ, helping us to honestly assess our identification with Peter. Once we have done this, we can take encouragement from the redemptive work of God that followed Peter’s darkest moment.
Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus clarify the state of the Christian before and after salvation in Jesus. Focusing on life prior to salvation, Alistair Begg describes the diagnosis of those who have not experienced the divine remedy that is found in Jesus Christ. When we are confronted with the harsh reality of our sinful nature, it is uncomfortable at best, but it is only by recognizing the gravity of the human condition that we can fully appreciate the gift of God’s grace.
What is the difference between remorse and repentance? Did Joseph’s brothers experience true sorrow for their actions, or simply a twinge of momentary guilt when they thought they’d have to account for their actions? Alistair Begg takes a look at the biblical definition of genuine repentance, noting that a radical change in our lifestyle should be the evidence of our salvation. Godly sorrow, Scripture says, inclines us to continually turn from sin to God. Listen to Part Two