Also, we are going to look at the subject of confession. I have already gone through a great deal of emotions/feelings (guilt, sorrow, forgiven, relief) in reading through the texts we might look at on Sunday. I believe Sunday could be a step toward realizing God's grace in amazing way.
Here are some of the texts I have been reading in preparation...
Three thoughts I cannot get past (you might hear these again):
- We often (in the church) create and encourage a culture of cover-up rather than confession. (This is not original with me, but I have been gripped by the analysis since I heard it)
- Our instinct is to cover-up our sins. We often deceive ourselves in this area.
- The irony is that we have a choice: we can either cover-up our sins, or experience God's grace in covering our sins. (i.e. Psalm 32)