By Jason Hoyt
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ.” Ephesians 2:4-5
I recently read and posted on twitter a blog on the Gospel Coalition website that resonated with me deeply. I remember much of my time in cell group as talking about my struggles and revealing where I have fallen short in the last week. While beneficial to a certain degree, I feel that I and my cell groups in college missed the mark when it comes to focusing more on the Savior and less on my sin. I am certain that many of your cell groups are probably in the same boat that I was. No sense in me unpacking what the blog post does such a great job at doing, so here is the first paragraph and then a link to read the entire article. May the Lord move in your cell group this week!
“Are you tired of being told that if you’re really serious about God, you must be in an “accountability group?” You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones where you and a small group of “friends” arrange for a time each week to get together and pick each other apart-uncovering layer after layer after layer of sin? The ones where all parties involved believe that the guiltier we feel the more holy we are? The ones where you confess your sin to your friends but it’s never enough? No matter what you unveil, they’re always looking for you to uncover something deeper, darker, and more embarrassing than what you’ve fessed up to. It’s usually done with such persistent invasion that you get the feeling they’re desperately looking for something in you that will make them feel better about themselves.”
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