No Place Like Known
How to recognize shame:
Fear of Exposure and Intimacy
Fear of never feeling good enough
Driven by performance
Devastated by criticism
Overly critical of ourselves and others
Extreme rage and desire to please people
Motivated by what other people think
Motivated by fear (rejection, failure)
Underperforming to avoid risk
Self-hate and self-depreciation
Measuring your value by how well you perform
Rejecting with people who don’t measure up
Shame is DISINTEGRATING
Shame is ISOLATING
Mark 1:40 //
A man with leprosy came to him...
Leviticus 13:45 //
“Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
Leviticus 13:46 //
As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.
A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Mark 1:41 //
Jesus was moved with compassion. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
Mark 1:42 //
Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
Jesus was moved with compassion.
Mark 1:41 //
Jesus was indignant…
Proverbs 18:1 ESV //
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.
John 3:16 //
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:17 //
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Romans 8:1 //
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
The antidote to shame is vulnerability and truth.
Genesis 2:18 //
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Confess to God
1 John 1:9 //
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Confess to Others
James 5:16 //
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The danger of isolation is greater than the risk of intimacy.
Grace moves us from FAILURE to FAMILY.
What can wash away MY sin?