Our life may be stained. We might be ashamed of something we did or something somebody did to us. We might feel guilty over something we did or by something somebody did to us. How do we get rid of that stain of guilt?
Our self talk can be destructive. The words we speak to ourselves can be damaging. Do you start your sentences with I can’t? Do you feel that you are not worthy? Others may have torn you down with their destructive words. Fortunately there are new words we can learn for 2021.
How might the story of Jesus as we near Easter cause us to come alive? How might it give us hope? How might it give us new direction? How might we be resurrected?
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on December 24, 2018 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg
We have all done things we regret. Some of those poorly chosen actions might cause us to feel guilt or shame. How do we get rid of our guilt? How do we remove our shame? Some use drugs, alcohol or over-achievement to mask the guilt only to find it doesn’t work. Christianity offers one thing to overcome the guilt. One thing that no other religion offers.