Sunday, March 13, 2011

282. Does the Spirit Convict Us of Sin?

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Something that you will commonly hear people in the church say is that the Holy Spirit "convicted" them of a sin they committed, or that they felt convicted by the Holy Spirit because they weren't living up to some standard that they felt they should have been keeping. This week we ask the question, "Does the Holy Spirit convict Christians of sin?" Is that what He does? Does the Holy Spirit go around "convicting" Christians when they sin or fall short? As we talk about this, we think you'll find that we share some really good news that not only debunks this idea of the Holy Spirit convicting Christians of sin, but that shows how He actually works to "convict" (convince) Christians of something far more wonderful! Find out what that is on this week's edition of Growing in Grace.

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  1. He convicts believers of our righteous and unbelievers of their unbelief.

    I found it amusing that Grace never contradicts each other, you guys are saying the exact same thing this grace teacher said.

    I love to meet you guys, you have such a powerful insight about grace. I heard traditional, legalism and rules all my life.

    Why are people so focused on sin anyway? Behold the lamb of God who takes AWAY the sins of the world.

    I don't even like the saying "God loves the sinner and hates the sin. God revealed to me that God loves the sinner , He TOOK AWAY the sin. JESUS said it is FINISHED!


  2. Yep indeed, Mike, Jesus took away the sins of the world! It is so much better for us when we realize that we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, and that we are convicted of that, rather than being convicted of sin!