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EP. 7 God Won't Give Up On Us


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SHOW NOTES


On today's episode of the Hope Rescue Podcast, Tim and Kimberly wrap up their series on God’s heart for the messy, the wounded, and the broken. Tim starts by explaining to us the difference between guilt and shame. He explains that guilt can be a completely private matter. You can be completely by yourself and feel guilty, but shame always is social. Not that people have to know about it, but you might assume that someone knows about it. So you can feel shame without even feeling guilt. People feel shame when they think others see a flaw, which is why we try to hide our flaws. Kimberly tells a story of her daughter having bird feces fall on her at school. Kimberly points out that if her daughter would have been alone when it happened, she would have been grossed out but wouldn't have felt shame. Since it happened in public and there were people around though, she felt shame. She felt it necessary to try to hide what had happened. While this is a light example of how shame works, it is practical and helps us understand the difference between shame and guilt. Kimberly explains that guilt moves us and motivates us to change, but shame moves us and motivates us towards fear. Guilt says "I did wrong." And shame says, "I am wrong." Shame is a lie that shapes our identity.


Tim and Kimberly go on to describe the ways in which sin and shame affect our relationship with God. Tim explains that when we actively sin we are putting ourselves at risk of not only being far from God but also having a lack of intimacy with God. When you sin and you feel shame, you hide from people. That is a large reason why many people leave the church, leave their small groups, and leave their friendships. When Kimberly and Tim say that a person should feel safe in the Church, they are not saying that person should feel safe to sin but that the Church should be willing to take a person where they are and help them move forward. Kimberly quotes John 8:32-34, “ and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.” Tim explains that sin is not harmless but instead it is deadly, and he quotes James 1:15 “Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” When you practice sin, you become a slave. To be set free from sin, it takes the work of Christ. Jesus said that the Truth will set you free, and He also said that He is the Truth. John 14:6 says “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


Tim ends by describing three Greek words used in the New Testament that mean “Redeem”

Agorazo - To purchase in the marketplace

Exagorazo - To purchase and take out of the marketplace

Lutroo - To be set free

Each of these words represents a beautiful picture of the way the Lord redeems us.


Join us next week to learn the ten ways to see the best in others! We love you guys!


QUOTES


“Guilt moves us and motivates us to change, but shame moves us and motivates us towards fear." -Kimberly


“When we actively sin we are putting ourselves at risk of not only being far from God but also having a lack of intimacy with God.” -Tim


“Sin is not innocuous; sin is deadly.” -Tim


“Even though sin impacts our intimacy with God, it doesn't destroy our relationship with God. Our salvation is secure no matter how much we fail; it is based on His grace.” -Tim


REFERENCED SCRIPTURE


John 8:32: “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


John 8:32-34: “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.”


James 1:15: Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.


John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Romans 6:17-18: “But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”


Titus 2:13: “waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ”



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