It’s Not A Mistake

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How often do you brush off the wrongs you have done as “just mistakes”? We tell ourselves “I didn’t mean to,” “I didn’t know any better.” But the truth is often darker. Many times our wrongs are not careless mistakes but deliberate sins.

The illusion that our sins are “just mistakes” prevents us from seeing our need for a Savior. Today we will explore the reality of sin and grace, and how recognizing our need for Jesus Christ is the first step to a transformed life.

  1. Satan wants to deceive us into thinking our sins are just “mistakes” so that we do not recognize our need for a Savior. The key difference is that mistakes are unintentional, while sins are willful and deliberate.
  2. The reality is that all humans are sinners. Sin breaks our fellowship with God, brings death, and has long-term damaging effects.
  3. In order to be saved, we must first acknowledge that we are sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus came not just to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive through forgiveness of sins.
  4. The way to deal with sin is to admit that we are sinners, repent of our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Those who openly declare their faith in Jesus will be saved.
  5. Baptism is a public declaration of one’s faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. The speaker encourages those who have not been baptized yet to do so.

Recognizing our sins moves us from self-righteousness to humility. It opens our eyes to our need for a higher power to save and redeem us. Jesus did not come to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive.

When we see ourselves as sinners saved by grace, we experience true freedom and joy. I encourage you to reflect honestly – have you been brushing off your wrongs as mere “mistakes”? Examine your heart with God. Admit your need for a Savior and receive the free gift of grace through Jesus Christ. Your life can truly begin anew.

The truth will set you free!


Romans 6:23, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:2, Numbers 32:23, Galatians 6:7-8, Romans 10:9-10

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