12.03.17 - Freedom Part 1 - Get to the Root
What is the root of your problem? The world and Christians alike both spend huge amounts of time, money and effort dealing with negative symptoms in their lives in an attempt to make it better. But so very few find real freedom & healing. Why? We do not deal with the root. The answer is not physical or psychological. It is spiritual. That is why we need to receive the finished work of Jesus - Grace gets to the root of all the sickness - and that root is condemnation. This is freedom - listen and allow the Lord to love you and you will receive freedom!
19.03.17 - Freedom Part 2
What do you do with guilt? It stops us receiving from God as we are constantly reminded that we fall short. How can we expect to receive if we every day we fail? Jesus took guilt and all of its effects and removed it through His death on the cross. We do not need to hide anymore. We can be free from condemnation and guilt.
26.03.17 - Freedom Part 3
What is shame and what effect does it have on you? It is different from guilt. Guilt is when you realise you did something wrong. Shame is when you believe you are what you do. Your entire identity is based on your failures & mistakes. The effects of this can range from mild embarrassment to an awful sense of unworthiness that cuts a person off from meaningful relationship with God and with each other. We struggle to receive anything from God if we believe that He is judging us on what we do.
The good news of grace is that it goes to the deepest parts of our lives and shows us that Jesus took every bit of shame and dealt with it. You can be truly free from shame and guilt - all the free gift of Jesus!