Friday, July 29, 2011

The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight (Part 4)

Points from Chapter 7:

The secret to a new beginning is repentance, confessing we are sinners.

"We exist on 3 levels (most people, that is): the person we are in public; the person we appear to be to friends and family; and the person we are to ourselves (and God). In other words:

a. our public persona
b. our family image
c. our inner self (the hardest part filled with our dreams, desires, insecurities---that which is known to us and God)
Confessing our true selves to God is the only way to be truly set free through His forgiveness.

We are to tell the truth about:

a. our spirituality: Where is it anchored?
b. our possessions: Do we possess 'things' or do they possess us?
c. our power": How do we use it......or abuse it?

Good reminders of things I already knew---puts it all together, though.