Learning the Way - Peacemakers Week 5
Look at the list below. Which of the statements sound like you in your daily life? Where have you stopped rejoicing in the Gospel and gotten comfortable in your misery?
You want grace for yourself but don’t want to extend it to others.
You isolate yourself and avoid community.
You spend more time arguing about what the Bible says then doing what the Bible says.
You worry more about what other people think than what God thinks.
You are judgmental and critical of others.
You see people you disagree with as enemies rather than as people that need to be rescued.
You value your own opinions far more than you value people.
Have you ever considered that the physical, emotional, and/or spiritual struggles you are experiencing in your life are a result of unconfessed sin?
What unconfessed sin is present in your life? Where do you find it challenging to go below the surface with God? With people?
How should you allow your group to help you explore confession and repentance right now?
Read over the “7 A’s of confession” listed below. Which of these do you struggle with the most? Have you ever practiced confession like this before?
everyone involved (All those whom you affected)
if, but, and maybe (Do not try to excuse your wrongs)
specifically (Both attitudes and actions)
the hurt (Express sorrow for hurting someone)
the consequences (Such as making restitution)
your behavior (Change your attitudes and actions)