This message encourages us to confess our shortcomings to one another and to God. When we confess our sins, we strip them of their power over us. God is eager, willing, and wanting to forgive and purify us and in fact has already forgiven us. Christ has borne the weight of our sin and paid the price for them on the cross.
Most Christians believe that our lives after conversion should be different. Most of us deeply desire for our lives to look, feel and be different. We want to grow in change in ways that are glorifying to God and helpful to the growth of the Kingdom of Jesus. In the sermon series Deeper Waters, we will be looking at the spiritual practices found in the classic Christian book Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It is through these practices that we can become more deeply formed in the character of Christ through the power of the Spirit. God does not want us to spend our entire lives walking in the “shallow end” or splashing in the “kiddie pool.” He invites us into the Deeper Waters of knowing and experiencing him.