1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Isaiah 53:3-5

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


Hebrews 4:15-16

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Have you ever done something you wish no one knew about?

According to Hebrews 4:12-16: We are before God!

is hid from Him.

of my is before Him.

I am and before Him.

Originally in the Garden of Eden man was

 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt .

Genesis 2:25 NIV

But God gave Adam and Eve .

  • MERCY IS WHAT WE DESERVE
  •  IT’S THE RESTRAINING OF THE OF GOD AND SOMETIMES THE RESTRAINING OF THE OF SIN

To obtain mercy there had to be a .

5 types of sacrifices

  1. OFFERINGS
  2. OFFERINGS
  3. OFFERINGS
  4. OFFERING
  5. OFFERINGS
  • THE BEST THESE OFFERINGS DID WAS TO THE SINS FORWARD FOR A YEAR.

Hebrews 4 tells us:  We have a and a .

5 types of wounds

  1. THE WOUND OF
  2. THE WOND OF
  3. THE WOUND OF
  4. THE WOUND OF
  5. THE WOUND OF
  • IT IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WE BE IN OUR PERSON

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • WE ARE SANCTIFIED IN OUR BY HIS PIERCING FOR OUR REDEMPTION
  • WE ARE SANCTIFIED IN OUR BY THE STRIPES HE TOOK FOR OUR HEALING
  • WE ARE SANCTIFIED IN OUR OR BY THE CROWN OF THORNS AND ALL THE AND HE FELT ON THE CROSS
  • THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR WAS UPON HIM

It is the will of God that we be made in spirit, body, and MIND!

Hebrews 4 not only tells us we are but it also tells us we can come to His throne and find in the time of need.

Grace is than mercy

  • GRACE IS GETTING WHAT WE DESERVE
  • GRACE IS GOD’S TOWARD US

MERCY HELPS US OUT OF OUR BUT GRACE GIVES US FAVOR FOR OUR

The ultimate sacrifice of Jesus gives us to the grace of God!

If this is true, then what stops us from approaching God?

The 2 wounds of and

The devil uses the shame and rejection of sin to make us feel of God’s grace.

If we can believe God for salvation and physical healing, then why not for ?

We must allow God to our soul.


How to Heal from Shame

 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Genesis 2:25 NIV

This was God’s desire for man to be and have with Him!

We must recognize the difference between and .

  • believes, “I something bad.”
  • believes, “I bad.

We feel guilty for . We feel ashamed for .

“Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging—something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.” Brené Brown

THINKING

  1. We are to
  2. We are , which drives us to become .
  3. We use thoughts to shield ourselves from .
  4. We ultimately ourselves from the

The only way to heal from shame is to move the focus from what I think about, to who Christ is.

… For the joy set before him he [Jesus] endured the cross, , and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2 NIV

I am not unwanted. Because of Christ, I am ___________.

Fill in your own blanks. I am not _________. Because of Christ, I am _________.

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “ I have .” … Joshua 5:9 NLT

Therefore, there is now no for those who are in Christ Jesus….Romans 8:1

When Jesus rolled away the , He also rolled away your !

  • Someone said, “Shame you.”
  • Today God says, “Shame you.”

TALK IT OVER

How would your life change if you focused less on what you’re not and more on who Christ is? What would it look like to live without shame?

 

 


 

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

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