Say What? – Part 1 – Is there an unforgivable sin?
Sermon by Greg MacRobbie – Sunday, November 1, 2020
Jesus said there was an unforgivable sin? Say what?
Life Group content for this week
Say What – Part 1
SAY WHAT? Confusing, frustrating and scandalous things Jesus said.
THIS WEEK’S MAIN IDEA
Is there an unforgivable sin?
Can you share a time when you “put your foot in your mouth”? Set up the situation for us. How did you feel when you realized what you said? How did people react? What did you do to try and move on?
- Read Psalm 103:1-5 David is described as “a man after God’s own heart”. David is thought to have written this Psalm in his old age and states in verse 3a that “God forgives all my sins”. He was able to accept the forgiveness offered for all of his sins. Is there someone you knew personally that was a notorious sinner, and came to Christ for forgiveness? Can you share some of their story? No names required.
- Read 1 John 1:7-9 Can you describe how it feels to “live in the light”?
- Read Eph 2:8,9 We read in Ephesians 2 verse 8 that God saved us BY HIS GRACE when we believed. If you were asked by a non-Christian, with no religious experience, to explain what this means, that “God saved us BY HIS GRACE when we believed”, how would you explain that phrase in your own, non-church-y, plain-English words?
- Read Romans 1:16 In this verse, Paul explains to the Romans that “It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes,” When Paul wrote this letter to the Romans, some in the church felt that the new Christians needed to “believe” PLUS. They thought the new Christians still needed to follow the Jewish law or traditions. How can we avoid old laws or traditions today while helping a new believer grow?
- Read Mark 3: 20-28 & Luke 12: 9,10 Regarding the unforgivable sin as described here in Mark and Luke, Cornerstone Biblical commentary says that the unforgivable sin is the “decisive and persistent refusal to accept who Jesus is.” Would you agree with this description? Why or why not?
- Read Romans 3:22 and Romans 10: 9-15 As Christians, we have the responsibility to tell others the Good News. How are you doing this?
What is God saying to you from His Word right now? What are you going to do about it?