“God loved David too much to let his sin go unexposed and unconfessed, and he loves you too much to let yours go unexposed and unconfessed too.”

August 30th, 2020

David and Bathsheba is a story about secret sin, consequences, exposure, and unimaginable grace.  In a time when we are all isolated, cut off from community, and spending more and more time on our screens, it contains numerous powerful reminders that we all desperately need to hear.  Sin may be a secret for a while, but it never stays that way.  But when it's exposed, God doesn't meet us with condemnation and shame, but with forgiveness and redemption that is always greater than whatever it is we have said, thought, or done.

Application Questions:

  1. Is there any secret sin in your life that God is calling you to confess?  In addition to God, who will you confess it to?

  2. What are some poor choices you've been making that, if left unchecked, could easily grow into secret sins?  Who will you talk with about these choices?

  3. How does the story of David, Bathsheba, and Nathan demonstrate the radical and gentle nature of God's grace and forgiveness?

  4. How does God's radical grace and forgiveness free you to be honest about your sin, confess it, and pursue genuine repentance?

  5. Who in your life might you need to play the role of Nathan for?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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