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  1. Jan Ross
    November 28, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    Wow, Scott … if you only knew my prayers early this morning you’d be amazed as I am how dead-on your topic is! Of course, everyone reading this will immediately think, “I am not like THAT!” But, when you consider that we ALL fall short of the glory of God, that we are ALL sinners saved by grace, that we are ALL battling with things we know we shouldn’t do yet we do because we live, as Paul says, in “this body of death” (Rom 7). It is GOOD to confess that we, again like Paul, struggle with sin … to deny this is to deny the very fallen state of mankind. So, we need to get over the fact that we’re imperfect and obey God’s Word by confessing our sin and seeking the support of the Body of Christ who will hold us accountable and pray with us as we face it head-on, deal with it, and take the steps necessary to subdue the flesh in the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us, transforming us into the likeness and image of Christ. This is excellent, Scott … but, then, I’ve come to expect nothing less from you. You not only encourage me, but you also bless me in many ways. Thank you for your transparency and obedience!

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  2. Kris
    November 28, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    Hey bro,

    Once again, spot on with the blog. This is something that I have recently had to embrace as well. I found that confession did more than remove the guilt and pain, but it really freed me. I talk alot about the freedom we have in Christ, but I didn’t really experience until I was able to admit my faults, not just to God, but to others. When I did that, I feel like I really experienced the freedom in Christ that we are meant to have. Not freedom to go on sinning because we can confess it, as Paul says, God forbid. But a freedom to truly seek after God, no longer do I have to spend my time hiding my sin or trying to cover up the lies and remember which lie I told last time. Confession took all that extra crap off my chest and allowed me to be able to spend the energy and time, that I was using covering up my shame, on truly following him.

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  3. Anthony Ingram
    November 28, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    Jan and Kris,

    Thanks for your encouragement. Even your comments, showing that we all struggle with the same issues to overcome in life, helps to build the case I am making for building openess and trust within the Christian community. Thank you both for being part of that community for me.

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