Where would you like to be in your life (and have known you would like to be), but aren’t there yet?
“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To pluck up and to break down,
To destroy and to overthrow,
To build and to plant.”
Have you experienced the full freedom Jesus purchased for us by His blood? If you believe that God punishes you for your sins and mistakes, that you are no longer acceptable to Him when you do wrong, you’re missing out on the full truth about your relationship with God. Discover how your own conscience is often your worst enemy concerning your true identity as a child of God.
Before you watch this video, please watch Brene Brown’s excellent TED Talk on Vulnerability and Shame here:
I reference her research throughout my message.
Shame stalks us at every turn. It is that inner voice that says, “You’re not good enough,” “There’s something wrong with you,” or “Who do you think you are to attempt that?”
The first step toward freedom from this destiny killer is to do something almost as terrifying as shame itself…
When you compare how “church” was done in the first century with what most of us experience every Sunday morning, it’s pretty clear that today’s church looks very little like the original blueprint.
What does God say about that, and what change is He bringing to how we gather together?