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Burden and Blessing Podcast

Feb 2019

Word of the Week: Absolution

February 11, 2019

Absolution: It may be a familiar word, but what does it mean? Pastor Ben Libby goes into the subject of absolution and why it is an important part of our worship. It is the forgiveness of our sins in action. God assures us that "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). Only God is able to forgive us our sins, but He has truly given that to us and we are able to assure others of that same blessing. But it did not come cheap. In fact, the only way we were able to be absolved of our sins was by the blood of Jesus Christ, the spotless lamb of God. "And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). Absolution and forgiveness only come through and by the blood of the lamb!