Openess and confession does not mean you have a gospel community

Jonathan Dodson reporting on Steve Timmis’ session at the Acts 29 Conference has this to say about confession of sin and gospel community.

“Just because we have communities that are honest and open about their sin doesn’t mean we have gospel-centered communities. We may very well have communities that mistake confessing sin for living in the gospel. Confessing our sin in community is only part of the task of living in the gospel together. We mustn’t linger there but complete the process through repentance and faith in Jesus. Confession must lead to repentance and faith, not under the weight of legalistic demands but as a response to how ravishing Jesus us. We need to lead our communities into seeing the beauty and glory of Jesus and allowing that to motivate true change.”

Confession of sin without repentance and faith is grace abuse.!

Confession of sin without repentance and faith is not discipleship it is therapy!

Advertisements

~ by John on March 16, 2009.

3 Responses to “Openess and confession does not mean you have a gospel community”

  1. amen!

  2. I’m Sure Steve was not saying anything less.

  3. I never meant to imply he was.
    Just adding my couple of thoughts to the end…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: