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Spiritual Discipline 9: Confession

Part of the series 12 Spiritual Disciplines, based on the book by Richard Foster.

We hold back in confessing our weaknesses because we think we’re the only ones struggling. The truth is we’re not alone.

If you don’t engage with each other in confession and honesty we miss out. Mutual confession releases a power that heals. Sin offends God, but it also wounds.

3 parts of a good confession

  1. Examination of conscience
  2. Sorrow
  3. The determination to avoid sin

An unexamined life is not worth living

Socrates

Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.

John Wesley