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

He was a rigid, prejudiced, Jewish militant, hating all Christians and wishing them dead, making it his goal to hunt down and persecute them. He enjoyed watching a Christian stoned to death (Acts 7:54-8:1).  

That was the Apostle Paul before he came to the Lord (Philippians 3:4-6). 

You can imagine how much he regretted his past.

But Paul didn't let his past control him.

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

1. He honestly admitted who he had been.
"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 15:9). Note what Paul called himself in 1 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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Are you having trouble dealing with your past sins? The Apostle Paul did these 3 things to overcome his wicked past and they can help you too.

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

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