Small Town Theologian with Jonathan Shirk

Hosted ByJonathan Shirk

Allowing the Biblical truths of the Heidelberg Catechism to shape our theology and Christian living.

STT 057 – Struggling with Besetting Sins with Confidence & Hope (HC LD 2, QA 3-5)

Besetting sins. They are shameful. They are unsettling. Why haven’t we gotten beyond certain sins? The gospel is our confidence and hope in the face of our besetting sins. Sometimes certain theological truths, like our ongoing struggle against our sinful nature, may seem quite discouraging, but when thought about the right way, when thought about in light of the gospel, can give us hope and expectation. Tune in.

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