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Confrontation and Confession (Psalm 51)

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Lesson

Psalm 51 gives the pattern for true biblical confession, which admits our own guilt and God's justice, makes no excuses, and appeals not to our good works but to God's mercy.

Outline

I. Two Major Events in 2 Samuel

A. Covenant with David

B. David and Bathsheba

II. Cry for Forgiveness - Psalm 51

A. True Confession is Complete

B. True Confession Agrees with God about Sin

C. True Confession Admits that We Don’t Deserve Forgiveness

III. Psalm 51:3-17

A. David Wants to Be Forgiven

B. David Wants to Be Different

C. David Takes Vow of a Penitent

IV. Times of Confession are Defining Moments