The Worship Quote of the Week for (01/11/2000):

Sin and Forgiveness
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE deals with sin and forgiveness and comes from the
writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The heart of man is revealed in temptation. Man knows his sin, which without
temptation he could never have known; for in temptation man knows on what he
has set his heart. The coming to light of sin is the work of the accuser,
who thereby thinks to have won the victory. But it is sin which is become
manifest which can be known, and therefore forgiven. Thus the manifestation
of sin belongs to the salvation plan of God with man, and Satan must serve
this plan.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), from TEMPTATION, MacMillan.

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Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina