3 Steps for Dealing With Past Sins

Paul was a wicked man before his conversion. He overcame his past with these 3 steps. #BibleLoveNotes #overcomingsin #Biblestudy

Imagine being a rigid, prejudiced, Jewish militant, hating all Christians and wishing them dead, making it your goal to hunt down and persecute them. 

Imagine standing by and enjoying the sight of an innocent man stoned to death for his faith in Christ (Acts 7:54-8:1).  

That was the former life of the Apostle Paul (Philippians 3:4-6). 

How did Paul overcome such an ungodly past? 

"Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead," Paul moved beyond his past (Philippians 3:13-14): 

1. He "remembered" who he was in the past.
"Forgetting" our past doesn't mean we literally forget it. It means that we humbly and honestly repent. Paul shared his past sins honestly and without excuse (1 Corinthians 15:91 Timothy 1:15). 

2. He served God faithfully in the present. 
When we are serving God faithfully in the present, we prove to ourselves and others that we are no longer the person we used to be (Philippians 3:7-14).

3. He understood that God was His judge.
Paul didn't care if men still judged him based on his past. He let God judge him (Ezekiel 18:21-22; Galatians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5).

If you're struggling with past sins, follow these three steps to freedom.
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Paul was a wicked man before his conversion. He overcame his past with these 3 steps. #BibleLoveNotes #overcomingsin #Biblestudy

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