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Healing From Shame

Deep Clean

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Key Scriptures

Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
Genesis 2:25 NIV

... For the joy set before him he [Jesus] endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2 NIV

Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt.” ...
Joshua 5:9 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • How does this Easter season feel different from last year’s Easter season?
Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.
  • Which part of the message was most impactful for you and why?
  • Shame-based thinking can make us vulnerable to perfectionism, critical of ourselves and others, and reliant on self-defeating thoughts. Which of those three behaviors are you most prone to experience? How does that behavior affect your life?
  • 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?
Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.
  • Has God ever freed you from living in a place of shame? What was that experience like?
  • Fill in the blanks. I am not (blank). Because of Christ, I am (blank).
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You for the opportunity to gather together and celebrate the new life Your Son secured for us. Help us to fix our eyes on Jesus rather than any shame we might feel, and thank You for defeating shame once and for all. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Healing From Shame

Deep Clean

Have you ever done something you’re ashamed of? It can be easy to feel like you’ll never be free from the shame of your past. But it’s possible to get a fresh start. Find out how in Week 1 of our new series, Deep Clean.

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