We are born with a natural inclination to do wrong. (Vs. 5)
We also need to acknowledge and admit our specific sin. (3)
Only through believing in what Jesus did for us can our sins be removed.
2. Renewal of Spirit
a. A renewed spirit is a steadfast spirit. (10)
You have to be justified. Otherwise, you are condemned!
b. A renewed spirit is a holy spirit.(11)
The Holy Spirit gives us a renewed spirit by convicting us of our sin and assuring us of our salvation.
c. A renewed spirit is a willing spirit. (12)
-someone who is free with his spirit
d. A renewed spirit is a broken spirit. (17)
to say-”I have no hope or power or victory without You”
3. Restoration of Joy
Being mature in the Lord does not mean that there are no more mountaintops.
How does this happen. Again, look to Jesus.