Lesson 11 - How to get Pass your Past


Introduction

Most, if not all of us have done things in the past that we are not proud of and would like to be buried forever. For some persons, getting pass their past is a big problem. They are so troubled by the past, that they are unable to live a guilt-free; worry-free life in the present. They are in constant fear of what the consequence of their wrong-doings might be.


In this Bible study lesson, we will seek for answers in the Bible concerning how we can get pass our past and start to live a life of freedom from guilt and fear by looking at the experience of David and how he got pass his past.

What terrible sin did David commit and how did he attempt, at first, to cover it up? 2 Samuel 12:9 (read also 2 Samuel 11:1-5)

2 Samuel 12:9 (read also 2 Samuel 11:1-5)

“Wherefore hast thou ________________ the ________________ of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast _____________Uriah the Hittite with the ___________, and hast taken his ____________ to be thy ______________, and hast ____________him with the __________of the children of Ammon.”

After Nathan, the prophet of God confronted David about what he had done, how did David respond? Psalm 51:1, 2

Psalm 51:1, 2

“Have ________________ upon me, O ________________, accord-ing to Thy _________________: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies ______________ out my transgressions.

Did David attempt to “cover up” his sins anymore? Psalm 51:3, 4

Psalm 51:3, 4

“For I ____________________ my ____________________: and my ________________ is ever before me. Against _____________, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in ______________sight:”

Besides the particular sins that he had committed, what else did David acknowledge to God? Psalm 51:5

Psalm 51:5

“Behold, I was ____________ in _____________; and in _______did my mother _____________me.”

In light of his condition, what was David asking God to do about his sins? Psalm 51:2 (read also v. 7-10)

Psalm 51:2 (read also v. 7-10)

“_________________ me throughly from mine ________________, and ___________________ me from my ______________.”

What was Paul (Saul) told to do in order to “wash away his sins”? Acts 22:16

 Acts 22:16

“And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be ________________, and _______________ away thy ______________, calling on the name of the Lord.”

What two-fold baptism is necessary, in order for our sins to be washed away? Mark 1:8; (read also John 3:5)

Mark 1:8; (read also John 3:5)

“I indeed have baptized you with ________________: but he shall baptize you with the _______________________.”

What needs to take place in a person’s life before they are baptized by water? (WHAT THE CHURCH DOES)

Matthew 28:19
“Go ye therefore, and _________________ all nations, _____________ them in the _______________ of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

What needs to take place in a person’s life before they are baptized by water? (WHAT YOU DO)

Acts 2:38
“Then Peter said unto them, ________________, and be ________________ every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the ________________ of ________________, and ye shall receive the gift of the ________________________.”

What needs to take place in a person’s life before they are baptized by water? (WHAT GOD DOES)

Isaiah 1:18 (see also Micah 7:19)
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your _____________ be as ____________, they shall be as ____________ as snow; though they be ____________ like crimson, they shall be as ____________.”

How does the Bible describe the condition of those who are “born again”? 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man be in _______________ , he is a __________ creature: ___________ things are ____________ away; behold, all things are become new.”

Is it really necessary to be baptized in order to be saved? Mark 16:16

“He that believeth and is _______________ shall be _____________; but he that ________________ not shall be _________________.”

Is there anything wrong with being baptized more than once? Acts 19:1-6

Acts 19:1-6

Yes

 No