Step 5: Confessing our Sins to One Another


“Life Change from the Heart” is a sermon series on how God changes us from the heart through the gospel. How does change from the heart happen? After we surrender our life to God, we start the process of cleaning the inside of the cup, our heart. We go through an extensive process of self-examination to find self-indulgence in our heart so that we can confess them and seek to get rid of them. We saw that a great way to find self-indulgence is to look for resentments. Once we have spent time examining our hearts, we must confess them to God, to ourselves, and to another human being. That’s what step 5 is about. Kevin shared from Psalm 32 to talk about the power of confessing to God. He shared from 1 John and James to discuss the importance of confessing to another human being. Jonathan Paredes shared a testimony of going through a confession.


This is a series about how God changes us from the heart. We saw that the fruit of the Spirit is a picture of a changed life—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. That’s the destination. The way we get there is by living in the Spirit. The Bible tells us what it means to live by the Spirit and Bill W. and Dr. Bob who wrote 12-step recovery program did a great job distilling it from the Big Big Book, the Bible. So, we are going to look at what it means to live by the Spirit as we look at the process outlined in the 12-step recovery program; and as we do this, we are going to do this from the perspective of its biblical roots just as the co-founders did.
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