Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]

“Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I’d have come running with a bucket.” -Nancy Spiegelberg There can be no freedom from condemnation without submission to the saving life of Christ.  This is a definiteContinue reading “Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]”

Dipped in Shame

“All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face.” Psalm 44:15 Some of us truly understand shame. It’s like we have been dipped in it, we have wallowed in it and things are sticking to us. We live out our lives in disgrace and in the sense of nasty embarrassmentContinue reading “Dipped in Shame”

Let the Church Be the Church

“Any church that will not accept that it consists of sinful men and women, and exists for them, implicitly rejects the gospel of grace. As Hans Kung wrote, “it deserves neither God’s mercy nor men’s trust”. The church must constantly be aware that its faith is weak, its knowledge dim, its profession of faith halting,Continue reading “Let the Church Be the Church”

Sins That Stick to Your Heart

It is often quite difficult for people to forgive themself from their past sins.  We have a tendency to hold ourselves to a stricter, more accountable level then other people. I usually don’t have a big problem forgiving others.  But for many people they will struggle through their entire Christian walk with both self-forgiveness and itsContinue reading “Sins That Stick to Your Heart”