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03-04-18 - Shameless
Week 1 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Shame, No More

Theme Verse: Romans 8:1-2 NLT - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 

condemnation: the expression of very strong disapproval; censure; the action of condemning someone to a punishment; sentencing.

Two powers at work:
the power of the life-giving Spirit vs. the power of sin that leads to death

Romans 8:2 NLT
And because you belong to him
, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 

Series Synopsis:
The enemy wants to shame us and take away our rights as sons and daughters of the King. When we realize who we are and to whom we belong, we recognize that shame is no more. We learn our life is pardoned and redeemed, and that the love of the King is unchanging.

JESUS FORGAVE OUR SIN. HE TOOK IT OUT OF SIGHT, AND OUT OF MIND! #Shameless

Romans 4:7-8 NLT
7 “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. 8 Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.

Romans 5:8 ESV “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

THE BEGINNING OF SHAME

Genesis 2:25 NIV The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Genesis 3:7-8 NIV Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD….

WHAT ARE YOU ASHAMED OF? 

GUILT IS: I DID BAD.

SHAME IS: I AM BAD.

SATAN’S SHAMEFUL CYCLE:
YOU EXPERIENCE SOMETHING DEEPLY PAINFUL. 
YOU CONNECT WHAT HAPPENED WITH WHO YOU ARE. YOU BECOME A PRISONER TORMENTED BY YOUR PAST. 

John 8:1-11 NIV
1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Romans 8:1-2 NLT - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 

To whom do you belong?

BRING YOUR SIN, YOUR PAIN, AND YOUR PAST TO CHRIST. 

CHRIST CAN CHANGE YOUR FUTURE. 

Response:
1) STOP HIDING YOUR SIN

Proverbs 28:13 NIV He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

2) STOP MANAGING YOUR SIN

3) GIVE JESUS YOUR SIN

Romans 4:7-8 NLT
7 “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. 8 Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.

Romans 8:28 NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

BECAUSE OF CHRIST

I AM NOT ____________. 

BECAUSE OF CHRIST I AM ______________.

Because of Christ…Shame is….NO MORE. 

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