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Flourish, Week 2: Confession
July 17, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 John 1:5-2:2; James 5:15-16

Flourish, Week 2: Confession

July 17, 2022 / 1 John 1:5-2:2; James 5:15-16

Hebrews 6:1 (MSG); Psalm 26:2-3 (NIV)

Today’s Core Truth:Confession is not only good for the soul, but it is a pathway toward healing and wholeness.

Confession happens in two ways: Vertical and Horizontal.

Jeremiah 17:9; 1 John 1:8; 1 John 1:10; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

Comin’ Clean through Prayer of Confession

Psalm 51:2-4a (NIV)

Psalm 51:7-9 (NIV)

Psalm 51:10 (NIV); Psalm 51:13 (NIV)

Vertical Action Step: Write out your confession, then rip it up.

James 5:16 (NIV); James 5:16a (MSG)

Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” Brene Brown 

Horizontal Action Step: Find a friend and build trust.

    Theme: Walking in the Light

    Reflect Together:

    What impacted you the most from last Sunday’s Message of our Summer Flourish series?

    Share Together:

    When have you been caught red-handed growing up? How did you react, or did others react?

    Vertical | Read Together:

    1 John 1:5-2:2

    Discuss Together:

    • If a true connection with Jesus and one another is not living hidden lives, then why do we struggle so much to hide our sin or short shortcomings?
    • When we are in denial of our sin, how are we deceiving ourselves? 
    • What does it mean that we make God out to be a liar? 
    • What does John say we are to do with our sin? What does God do when we confess?
    • How can we know we are totally cleansed?

      Horizontal | Read Together:

      James 5:15-16

      Discuss Together:

      • How does the confession of sin or struggles help a person find healing?
      • How many of you experienced the power of accountability in your life? 
      • How does prayer and relationship help us grow past the hurts, habits, and hang-ups of life?

      Pray Together:

      What struggles or needs do you need prayer for? Where have you seen God answer prayer?

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