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Author: Sam Storms
(And Three Things He'll Never Do)
Understand How God Banishes Your Sin, So You Can Let It Go Too
Every Christian has experienced days or even seasons of feeling extreme guilt over past or present sins, thinking that God is angry or disgusted with them—sometimes even wondering if they’re truly saved. This often happens when believers fixate on their sins while forgetting what Christ has already done on their behalf at the cross. Sam Storms explains it this way: “What consumes us is what we have done by sinning. What ought to consume us is grateful meditation on what God has done with our sinning.”
In his latest book, Storms addresses this anxiety over sin by reminding believers of the good news of the gospel. Beginning with an explanation of the glory of penal substitution, he walks through 12 things God did with their sin, including forgiving it, passing over it, and casting it into the depths of the sea. He also explains 3 things God will never do with their sin, such as counting it against them. Walking through the Bible’s teaching, Storms helps believers find freedom, joy, and peace in knowing what God has done (and will never do) with their sin through the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: What Can Be Done about My Dirty and Defiled Conscience?
Chapter 1: How Hebrews Helps
Chapter 2: He Laid Your Sin upon His Son
Chapter 3: He has Forgiven You of Your Sins
Chapter 4: He has Cleansed You of Your Sin
Chapter 5: He has Covered Your Sin
Chapter 6: He has Cast All Your Sin behind His Back
Chapter 7: He Removed Your Sin as Far as the East Is from the West
Chapter 8: He Has Passed Over Your Sin
Chapter 9: He Trampled Your Sin Underfoot
Chapter 10: He Cast Your Sin into the Sea
Chapter 11: He Blotted Out Your Sin
Chapter 12: He Turned His Face Away from Your Sin
Chapter 13: He Has Forgotten Your Sin and Refuses to Remember It
Chapter 14: And Three Things He Doesn’t and Never Will Do with Your Sin
Chapter 15: The Gospel
Chapter 16: “Uttermost” and “Always”!
About the author:
Sam Storms (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) has spent more than four decades in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He is currently the senior pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was previously a visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder of Enjoying God Ministries and blogs regularly at SamStorms.org.
“Sam Storms has written a wonderful book on the cross of Jesus and how to live in the power of God’s forgiveness.” ~Jack Deere, Associate Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary; author, Surprised by the Power of the Spirit
“For Christians who are being sanctified, wrestling with sin is an ongoing, never-ending struggle. This book beautifully underlines, makes bold, and highlights what God tells us he’ll do with our sins. If you’re struggling with a secret sin, battling a recurring sin, or continually regretting a past sin, this book will ease your soul and lift your head.” ~Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Senior Writer and Faith-and-Work Editor, The Gospel Coalition
“Sin and salvation are inextricably linked. Failing to understand or believe what Christ has done with our sins can cause us to question the validity of our salvation. That is not what God intended. Read this stellar book by Sam Storms to rediscover what it means to be cleansed. Start to dance with joy when you remember God trampled your sins underfoot, and draw near to him as you embrace the profound truth that he remembers your sins no more. Settle the issue of sin in your life, learn what God has done for you, and start rejoicing in your salvation! Storms will teach you how." ~Janet Parshall, Host and Executive Producer, In the Market with Janet Parshall
“This book, written with pastoral humility and prophetic insight, brims with gospel hope. Christ has defeated our sin once and for all—we now fight from acceptance, not toward it; from victory, not in hope of it. Every book I read by Storms both challenges and encourages me, and this one is no exception.” ~J. D. Greear, Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; author, Just Ask!