Cultivating Confession and Comfort

Intro: maintaining partaking in the divine nature


  • God is working toward a harvest of righteousness in us…we can anticipate it!
  • The character we seek to build occurs deeper in us with qualities that attack our pride and promote humility in our hearts to make the ground fertile for fruit
  • We maintain growth by dwelling on the greatness of the love of God that has forgiven us of our sins; the compassion of God is something for us to continually plunge the depths of so we will love one another with the same love

Appropriation of the work of Christ: forgiven for fellowship

1.    Confession

1 John 1:1-10

Fellowship with God begins with Confession

Fellowship with God…joy gained through knowledge developed over time.

Maintaining Fellowship

  • Confessing Light
  • Confessing Sin

Anatomy of Confession

  • agreeing
  • transfer
  • fellowship

James 5:16 – confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed

The Mountain We Make of Confession

2.    Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

God of Comfort

Running from Affliction is Running from Comfort

Comfort is around you…

Comfort is through you!
Conclusion: recovering discipleship

Cultivating Compassion



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Cultivating Character in Christ

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Preparation and Anticipation in Discipleship

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