When God Takes the Trash Out by Steve Wagers

When God Takes the Trash Out
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Romans 4:7-8
October 17. 2010

(1) WHY Forgiveness is ESSENTIAL
A) The Problem of Sin within Us
B) The Power of Sin over Us
(2) HOW Forgiveness is EXPERIENCED
A) A Repentant Heart
B) A Responsive Heart
(3) WHEN Forgiveness is EMBRACED
A) A Holiness that cannot be Mistaken
B) A Happiness that cannot be Matched
1) He Covers them Over
2) He Cancels them Out
3) He Carries them Away

There is a cemetery in Rochester, New York that has a most unusual grave. There is no name, no date of birth or death. The stone is unembellished by the sculptor's art. There is no epitaph, no fulsome eulogy. There is only one word: "FORGIVEN!"

I am glad that I have some good news for every person that may feel that they cannot get over their past.

GOD'S FORGIVENESS IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND CAN BE EXPERIENCED BY YOU IF YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE IT BY FAITH.

We read in our text:
(7-8) "Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."

You ask me why I'm happy,
Well I'll just tell you why;
Because, my sins are gone!
And when I meet the scoffers,
They ask me where they are,
I say, my sins are gone.
They're underneath the blood of the Cross of Calvary;
As far removed as darkness is from dawn.
In the sea of God's forgetfulness, that's good enough for me.
Praise God, my sins are gone."

Trash day at my house is Monday for lawn debris, and Thursday for household garbage. From the text we learn that God's trash day took place over 2000 years ago at a place called Calvary, and takes place every day we appropriate His forgiveness. That's what happens when God takes the trash out.

(1) WHY Forgiveness is ESSENTIAL
Why does a person need to be forgiven?

a) The PROBLEM of Sin WITHIN Us

(Romans 3: 10-18)
(10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there i ...


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