Confessing our sins in church

Next is our call to confession -
There is a verse in Psalm 66:18 that I often use in our prayer of confession: “If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me.” We need to deal with our sin daily. Our tendency is to avoid it, ignore it, minimize it, shift the blame for it, cherish it in a corner of our hearts instead of renounce it and let Christ kill it. Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral made a conscious decision to never mention sin when he led worship. That is the opposite of what we need to do. Parents need to lead their children to confess their sins. Parents and adults need to be led to confess their sins themselves often. This confession in the worship service is training for all of us, when we see sin, or someone else points it out. Will we get all huffy and stalk off to find new friends, a different church, that won’t meddle in our lives? Or will we let God do His sanctifying work through His people and through the Church?


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