Confession of Sin
Today we will learn about, confession of sin. Even though it can feel really hard emotionally, it is simple and God welcomes us with open arms with his forgiveness.
Jon: Bradon, what do your childhood fear of the dark and our human sin nature have in common?
Bradon: Wow, way to bring up my childhood trauma! And I don’t know.
Jon: I’ll give you a hint, Jesus is often described as this.
Bradon: hmm, I still have no idea!
Jon: Well, you and the audience will have to keep listening to find out on the Bible Story Podcast
About the Story
Bradon: Jon, you brought up my childhood fear of the dark in our last episode, and I and the viewers have been curious ever since as to why you would make me relive that!
Jon: Hey! Don’t put this blame on me, you were the one that mentioned you were afraid of the dark a few months ago. I am simply reminding the listeners of this! Plus, it will come into play today in our story.
Bradon: I hope this whole episode isn’t you just bringing up my childhood fears!
Jon: No, no. Don’t worry. I am only REALLY going to focus on the afraid of the dark thing!
Bradon: Still not loving that idea… but I guess it is better than the alternative.
Jon: See, There you go! Such a better attitude toward me throwing you under the bus!
Bradon: Are you going to let us in on how this is going to tie into the bible story we have for today? I am awfully curious?
Jon: Ohh I will for sure! I have just been having some fun watching you worry this whole time!
Bradon: WOW! Friends off! … JUST KIDDING – Let’s jump into the story!
Jon: That sounds like a wonderful idea! – Also, I am glad we are friends again. That was a tense three seconds!
Bradon: As we have been doing for much of this season we are going through some larger topics, and then working with some scripture to relate to it all. Today’s topic is – Confession.
Bradon: As we learn to speak about and take things to the light, or confess our sins to trusted individuals and God, the darkness becomes illuminated. Like a lamp in a street, or a nightlight in the darkness.
Jon: Things, like you, said as a child, become more familiar, meaning we understand our actions a little better perhaps or are able to ask for help in the areas we are struggling.
Bradon: I think it is also important to note, once again, that sharing these things also allows us to not feel alone in the process. Sin so often separates us and makes us feel unworthy of connection, there can be something very powerful when we illuminate the sin and bond within the healing process.
Jon: Jesus died for our sins and has forgiven us for the sins we have chosen and will choose. But just because we know that doesn’t mean it is good to keep those things secret. We need to be able to take those to God and seek healing and growth in our relationship with God!
Bradon: Just as we always say, There is nothing more important than a growing relationship. The act of Confession is a huge growth area. It takes time, it’s difficult and awkward.
Jon: It can be awkward. So be kind to yourself. If it doesn’t happen right away or if it takes time.
Bradon: building a relationship with others to help hold us accountable takes effort and care. These things don’t happen overnight. This brings me to our growth TIP!