1A. First, YOU NEED TO NAME YOUR SINS
2A. Next, YOU NEED TO SEE THE NATURE OF YOUR SINS, THE NASTINESS OF YOUR SINS
There are two reasons why you need to see the sinfulness of your own sins:
1B. Reason #1: You need to see the sinfulness of your own sins because in that way the Bible is more quickly used to deal with your sins than would be otherwise.
2B. Reason #2: Not only is the Word of God more quickly applied when you name specific sins you are guilty of, but the Word of God is more pointedly applied when you name specific sins. In other words, the blade of truth penetrates more deeply when it is applied in a specific way.
3A. Finally, OBJECTIONS
“I don’t want to consider my sins. I don’t want to think about such things. I just want to get saved and get it over with.”
1B. What you want is to dispense with the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2B. And what you want is to dispense with the ministry of God’s Law.