Can God really see beyond a person's failures? Every believer occasionally struggles with doubt over their salvation. These feelings are more than discouraging; they underestimate Christ's complete sacrifice for sin. To fight the unrelenting guilt, believers need to meditate on every facet of Jesus's atonement.
Clearly defining penal substitution, our teacher/pastor special guest will explain twelve things God does with believers' sin--including forgiving it, passing over it, and trampling it underfoot--as well as three things God never does, such as counting sins against believers. Contrasting a Christian's "eternal union" with God, which is certain, with "experiential communion," which can be disrupted by sin, he will help us find the freedom to love and serve God with a purified conscience.
Dr. Sam Storms has spent 38 years in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He was visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College for four years, and is currently Senior Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City. He is also the founder of Enjoying God Ministries.