What does Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart tell us about the human soul?
What ineffectual ways do human beings use to deal with the problems of guilt and shame?
Read 1 John 1:9.
What are the practical implications of this verse?
Why was what King David did so sinful?
What do you think motivated him at each step of his actions?
Read Psalm 51.
Why is God merciful?
Why are humans unable to cleanse ourselves from our sins?
Why do shame and guilt consume us?
No matter who we hurt, in what senses are all sins ultimately against God?
What does it mean that we are sinful at birth?
What steps has God taken to clean us from our sins and to blot our iniquities?
Look at verse 10.
How does God create a pure heart within us?
What are the characteristics of a steadfast spirit?
Look at verse 11.
Why was David concerned that God would cast him away from his presence?
How does the experience of grace impact our attitudes toward salvation?
Read Isaiah 1:18.
What speaks to you in this image?
Read Psalm 103:11-12?
What does text mean?
How do you feel about the completeness of God’s forgiveness?
What does the rebellious soldier account teach us about the power of grace?
In what senses are confession and grace connected?
Why do you think Governor Neff pardoned just one man?
What speaks to you most in Psalm 51?