What repentance looks like
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What repentance looks like

Some notes I took on a sermon from Tim Keller on Psalm 51:

Sin is not just breaking God’s word, but trampling on his heart.

The path to wholeness is life changing, character forming, and freedom engendering repentance:

Stop • being in denial. (You are capable of doing any wrong thing)

Start • a full clean confession of sin (real repentance begins when blame shifting ends)

Start • a deep heart renunciation of sin (real repentance begins where self pity ends)

How • a confidence of God's love and a deep sense of your unworthiness of it

  • If you only experience unworthiness without confidence of God’s love, then you'll only beat yourself up.
  • If you only have confidence of God’s love without sense of unworthiness, then you'll only have self pity.
  • You can have both because Jesus looked on all your betrayal, and he stayed.

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