Grace – Part 4

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Sermon Notes

What is this shame that binds us? Shame rests in the deepest recesses of our being; it is a voice that continually whispers into our ear “you just don’t measure up and you never will. You are unworthy, something is terribly wrong with you.”
Shame is about who we are; guilt is about what we do. Guilt may be the first cousin to shame, but they are not the same. Shame is not about what we do or don’t do; it is not about what we say or don’t say. Shame is about who we are. Guilt says that we did was wrong. Shame says that who we are is wrong, something about who we are as a person is broken and inadequate. We might feel guilty if we lie to our mother; we feel shame if we believe we are not the person our mother wanted us to be.
When Judas killed himself after he betrayed Jesus; he did it not because he betrayed Him; he did it because he realized he was the type of person who would do it; he discovered who he was!
Guilt is dealt with by repentance; shame is dealt with by recognizing who I really am because of Jesus!

• Shame keeps us from intimacy.


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