DEAD WORKS

The purpose of this study is to learn not to keep laying the foundation 
of repentance from dead works, but rather to get the foundation down and 
go on. Hebrews 6:1-2

1. The term "dead works" is only used twice in the Bible, Hebrews 6:1 and
Hebrews 9:14.  Since Hebrews 6:1 says "REPENTANCE from dead works" and
Hebrews 9:14 says that the blood of Christ cleanses us from dead works,
would you conclude that dead works are sins?


   What cleanses us from dead works?


2. What should be our attitude toward past dead works (sins)?
   Philippians 3:13-14.


3. If we sin, what can we do about it? 1 John 1:9, Psalm 32:5


4. If we confess our sins, what does God promise to do?

	Every time?

	Does He lie?

5. Often after we confess a sin, it still bothers us. 
   Is God reminding us of it? Hebrews 8:12, Micah 7:18,19

THINK! 	If I confess a sin, then ask God again to forgive me for 
	the same sin, what am I accusing God of?

6. Then what can we do when it bothers us? 
   Nehemiah 8:10, Philippians 4:6


   Note the words "with thanksgiving" in Philippians 4:6.  When an
   old confessed sin comes back to bother you, just thank God He has
   already forgiven it.


7. Read Romans 8:1.  THINK! If God has forgiven someone, is it wrong
   for us to condemn them?


   Even if that person is yourself?


Know the Truth