Today, Pastor Dan continues the series "Brave" with a message called "Holy Confession."
Daniel 9:3–6 (NRSV)
3 Then I turned to the Lord God, to seek an answer by prayer and supplication with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. 4 I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, keeping covenant and steadfast love with those who love you and keep your commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong, acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.
Daniel 9:20–23 (NRSV)
20 While I was speaking, and was praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God on behalf of the holy mountain of my God— 21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen before in a vision, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He came and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come out to give you wisdom and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your supplications a word went out, and I have come to declare it, for you are greatly beloved….
Daniel 9:5 (NRSV)
5 we have sinned and done wrong, acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances.
Daniel 9:8 (NRSV)
8 Open shame, O Lord, falls on us, our kings, our officials, and our ancestors, because we have sinned against you.
Daniel 9:20 (NRSV)
20 While I was speaking, and was praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel…”
Numbers 15:27 (NRSV)
27 An individual who sins unintentionally shall present a female goat a year old for a sin offering.
Daniel 9:18 (NRSV)
18 …… We do not present our supplication before you on the ground of our righteousness, but on the ground of your great mercies.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NRSV)
14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.