Psalm 51:9-10; 12-13
9 Don’t keep looking at my sins.
Remove the stain of my guilt.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.
13 Then I will teach your ways to rebels,
and they will return to you.
14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
Oh, what joy for those
whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is put out of sight!
2 Yes, what joy for those
whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,
whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
Reflect on the Passages
Take a moment to read through the passages slowly. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through them.
Is there a word or phrase that God is drawing to your attention? What is He saying to you through these passages?
Engage with the Message
1) What stood out to you from the Scripture passages and/or this week's message?
2) In what ways is God challenging you and/or encouraging you through the message?
3) Have you ever been stuck in guilt because of something you said or did and couldn't take back? How did you move through that? When have you experienced the power of repentance and confession?
4) What does it look like to live as somebody who has been forgiven? How does that change us?
5) Robyn talked about the power of receiving our identity from God rather than trying to find it ourselves or let the world define us. Why do you think this matters so much? How do we ensure we are finding our identity in Christ? What does that look like?
6) How do we cultivate intimacy with God?
7) In what seasons of your life have you felt the closest to God? What was that like? How did it impact the way you lived?
8) When has somebody "extended a hand" to you and helped you experience God's healing in your life? Is there anyone you sense God calling you to extend a hand to?