Follow: Reflect - Week 2

Apr 14, 2024    Michael Nave

Check out these resources gathered by our team!


Ligonier Ministries - David’s Plea for Forgiveness

“Repentance for sin and serving Christ go hand in hand, such that you cannot repent for sin unless you are a servant of Christ, and you cannot serve Christ unless you repent for sin. Generations of Christians have understood this, for the first command our Savior ever gave was, "Repent and believe in the gospel" (Mark 1:15).”

Got Questions Ministries - What is Confession of Sin?

“Confession of wrong-doing should be in the life of every Christ follower. Confession of sin is the admission of what we did and the agreement with God that our actions or words were wrong -We admit that we chose to do, say, or think something opposed to God’s will, and we stand guilty before Him. However, confession without repentance is only words. Several factors can hinder or prevent our confession of sins. One is pride. We don’t like to admit we were wrong.”

Gospel Coalition - Eight Steps for Real Repentance

“Often we treat repentance as a statement—an “I’m sorry, please forgive me” that checks a box and (hopefully) alleviates our guilt. But if we look closely at Psalm 51, we see that repentance is a turning away from sin and a turning toward God—a process that doesn’t merely alleviate guilt but cultivates deep joy.”

Desiring God - Resource Collection on Psalm 51

“This resource includes access to 5 different articles and devotionals on Psalm 51 with a focus on different sections of the passage. Click to read John Piper’s “Have Mercy On Me, O God”, “Why You Give In To Sexual Sin”, Marshall Segal’s “The Old Me Made New” and more!” 


Warehouse Podcast

Welcome to The Warehouse! Has a Sunday sermon ever left you running to Google with new theological questions? Have you ever wished that you could peer behind the curtain to see how the message comes together? That’s where we come in! Here at Cornerstone Church, we spend hours every week talking about the Bible. This is the place to learn about Scripture, dive into its context, and study the Bible’s cultural background. Come to the Warehouse–where we’ll extend the stuff you learn from the stage. 

Ask Pastor John - Why Do We Confess if Our Sins Are Already Forgiven?

“If we believe we have no sin and that it doesn’t need to be killed, we’re living in an illusion, not in salvation. So, confession of sin is not the basis of our forgiveness; it is one of the traits that show we are truly in Christ, where all our sins are covered by his blood.”

Knowing Faith - Not What It Looks Like: 2 Samuel 11-12

“Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley discuss the story of David and Bathsheba and some of the dominant ways it’s misunderstood today.”

Pray the Word with David Platt- Solely by God's Mercy (Psalm 51:1–2)

“This psalm is one of the most well-known songs for a reason because we can all identify with the prayer that we read in Psalm 51:1–2. And the psalm is a prayer to God from the very beginning for mercy from God, for mercy omits sin.”


Bible Project - What is Sin? (It Involves More Than You Think)

“The word “sin” is one of the most common bad words in the Bible, but what does it really mean? In this video, we’ll explore the concept of “moral failure” that underlies this important biblical word. Get ready to discover a profound and realistic portrait of the human condition.”

Bible Project - Iniquity

“Iniquity is a biblical word that very few people use anymore, and even fewer people know what it means! In this video, we’ll explore the significance of this word in ancient Hebrew, and discover a whole new way to think about our selfish decisions and their consequences.”

Bible Project - Transgression

"Transgression" is one of those Bible words that seems clear until you have to explain it to somebody. In this video, we'll explore the fascinating and sophisticated meaning of this biblical "bad word." Get ready for a sobering reflection on human nature.”


R.C. Sproul - A Psalm of Repentance

“What is biblical repentance? You might have heard it said that repentance is a changing of one's mind. And that is correct. But there's more. In this message, Dr. Sproul helps us understand what true biblical repentance and confession looks like as he gleans from Psalm 51—"A Psalm of Repentance."

John Piper - A Broken and Contrite Heart God Will Not Despise

“Being a Christian means being broken and contrite. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you get beyond this in this life. It marks the life of God’s happy children till they die. We are broken and contrite all the way home — unless sin gets the proud upper hand. Being broken and contrite is not against joy and praise and witness. It’s the flavor of Christian joy and praise and witness.”

Sinclair Ferguson - The Cleaned Soul

“Listen as Sinclair Ferguson speaks on the topic of Conversion from Psalm 51.

He is a Ligonier teaching fellow and distinguished visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.”

Tim Keller -The Healing of Sin

“The gospel is only an implicit, untapped power in your life until it’s released in power through repentance. For the changes you want, the changes you seek, the changes you need–the secret is repentance. This passage is perhaps the classic and the greatest passage in all of the Bible on this wonderful theme: repentance.”

H.B. Charles Jr. - Embracing the Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

“In his message at TGC Chicago’s 2022 regional conference, H. B. Charles explains what happens in David’s heart during his prayer of confession in Psalm 51. Through this psalm, we learn that confession and repentance can lead us to joy as we follow David’s example.”


Bible Reference Commentary - "What does Psalm 51:9 mean?"


“Without You (I’m Not Alright)” by Article One

“Freedom” by Run Kid Run

"Restore to Me" by Mac Powell & Candi Pearson-Shelton

“Create In Me” by The Acappella Company


A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble by Paul Tripp

“Fifty-two meditations on Psalm 27 instruct and encourage believers to worship God through the ups and downs of life. Psalm 27 (much like Psalm 51) is a psalm of trouble and worship, of difficulty and beauty, of the evil of people against people, and of the mercy of God. Because of its honesty about life in this fallen world, Psalm 27 speaks into the life of every believer. At the same time it places joyful and self-sacrificing worship right next to the trouble that is the psalm's background theme. This juxtaposition makes Psalm 27 unique, interesting, practical, challenging, and encouraging.”