Lesson 13 – Confession of Sin



Any form of Sin hinders Prayer (Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 59:2). Therefore, a person must confess and break away from all known sin.

However, this does not mean that a person must continuously search for sin in his/her life. The Holy Spirit convicts the person of specific sin (John 16:8).

It must be remembered that the purpose of confession is to bring healing and restoration, and not to cause harm. Therefore, it is senseless to confess to someone that you thought badly of them!

When we confess our sins, God forgives them (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 38:17).

Furthermore, Jesus sets us free from the Bondage of Sin and never again thinks of our sins (Revelation 1:5).

Scripture Guidelines

Adultery (1Corinthians 6:9-10)

Anger and Bitterness (Ephesians 4:26, 31)

Cowardice (Revelation 21:8)

Cruelty (2Timothy 3:3-4)

Drunkenness (Proverbs 20:1)

Gambling (Titus 1:7)

Gossip and Slander (Romans 1:29-30)

Laziness (Proverbs 26:14-16)

Lying (Colossians 3:9)

Prayerlessness (Mark 14:37-38)

Sabbath-breaking (Isaiah 58:13)

Stealing (Ephesians 4:28)

Witchcraft (Galatians 5:19-21)

Worldly Pleasures (2Timothy 3:4)

Presented by: A. Ndlebe   Date: 31 August 2013