Tag Archives: shame

Lay Down Your Shame (Part 2)


It’s not all work and struggle, though. Let’s circle back to Peter, because God uses him to give us a great “before and after” picture. Three years later, mere days after Jesus’ resurrection and appearance to the disciples—and for that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

 Lay Down Your Shame (Part 1)


The things we’ve done—and the evils done to us—are done. We can’t undo what happened, but we can undo the hold of those things upon us. We can own our sin without it owning us. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Lay Down What’s Done


Last week was about you receiving forgiveness. This week, it’s about you extending it—to others, and ultimately to yourself as well. So yes, this week we’re still more focused on the “negative” pieces of our lives, but the bigger focus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Lay Down Your Shame


“Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (Luke 5:8, NIV). One of the very first things Peter says to Jesus captures a huge issue for many of us. After a night of fishing and catching nothing, Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

From Outside the Camp to Inside… then back out again….


Shame is a crippling thing, whether it comes in the small-s or capital-s form. Throughout this book, Ed Welch reminds us that Jesus not only came to remove our shame but literally carried it to the cross for us—then reminds us … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Old Life: a small-group session


Told you today would be different. You shouldn’t need to read through the devotionals that go with this study—I’ve tried to make this pretty self-contained—but should you want to anyway, they’ll be in bits and pieces under the following names: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Shame


“Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (Luke 5:8, NIV). One of the very first things Peter says to Jesus captures a huge issue for a lot of us. After a night of fishing and catching nothing, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment