September 28, 2014

I Am A Sinful Man

Bible Text: Luke 5:1-11 |

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I read a review this week of a devotional book that included a comment that of the 365 entries in the book the words “sin” and all its derivatives were only used five times. The book reflected a happy-slappy version of what it means to be a Christ-follower that downplayed the devastating reality of our sin nature.

The not-yet-apostle Peter had no such delusion. He knew just how sinful he was. When faced with an awesome experience of Jesus’ power and seeing the holiness behind it, Peter threw himself at Jesus’ feet and pleaded with him, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man.”

Until we get a right perspective on our sin, we’ll be unable to walk with Jesus as we ought to. We will spend some time getting to the bottom of that today as we study Luke 5:1-11 together and answer the question, “What’s a sinful person to do to get right with God?”