Topic: Part 1 — Guilt and Shame
Speaker: Scotty Priest, Lead Pastor
Date: April 23, 2023
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
- God desires for us to live an abundant life, free of the traps of guilt and shame. Some of the ways we experience these traps are in regret, the snare of should and the spiral of sin and temptation. Which traps do you tend to get stuck on?
- God gives us his living word full of truth and hope, and a way out. One escape strategy is to know how Jesus sees you. Read the verses below and discuss with your group the truth that God speaks in each one. Is there another verse that has been helpful to you in the past?
1 John 1:9
In what ways are you distracted from God’s truth?
- Is there someone you can speak life into?
If you are going through something difficult please ask for help (James 5:16). Use discretion and wisdom in sharing your story. Please feel free to reach out to one of our pastors as well for support and prayer.