Shame is the painful emotion caused by a consciousness of guilt or shortcoming or impropriety. Shame can be to your soul what pain is to your body. Regardless of the source of you shame - if you shame is curse or cure - there is a remedy in God’s grace.
Traditionally the church has taught the Christmas and Easter stories as if they are two distinct and separate stories. We compartmentalize them. The Christmas story is the story of Jesus robing himself in human flesh. We call it the Incarnation; which simply means “to put on flesh”. In the Incarnation, God took on human skin. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became Jesus Christ the Son of Man - He became one of us. On the other hand, Easter is the story of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. And while our celebrations of these events are only separated by a few months, they seem to be miles apart in our minds. But the story of God is one congruent story and when you disconnect the parts from each other, you end up missing something. So, let’s think about them as one complete story. Let’s look at Easter through the lenses of Christmas.
|Beautifully Broken||John Cruz||April 21, 2019||Watch|
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