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Andy Jenkins


Oct 3, 2017

Fresh off the Advance, we walk into the subject of hiding. It’s something men are good at. Something, if we’re honest, we’re all good at. 

We all hide the secret parts of us. The dreams we have (for fear others will make fun of them). The wounds of the past (for fear that others will think less of us). The things we think and feel in the moment (for fear we’ll be judged). 

When we walk into the light, though, we can be fully known AND ACCEPTED by others. And, in fact, we can’t find that acceptance until we walk into that light…

I saw lots of walking in the light at last week’s Advance. Huge glimpses of transparency. Radical doses of grace and acceptance.

The strange thing about transparency… 

Well, it can’t exist where there’s shame. And shame can’t exist where there’s transparency. At some point, we have to choose one or the other. 

In this episode we talk through the theological basis of living shame free. We’ve discussed that we’re redeemed by the blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:18-20, Ephesians 1:7). Everywhere Jesus bled, He redeemed- READ: FREED- something for you and me. 

Turns out, He bled inside of Himself when He was bruised. In this way, He freed us from the junk we carry. In other words, Jesus doesn’t just forgive sin; He cleanses its effects. 

The shame.

The self-worth.

The fractured identity. 

He empowers us to… get this… walk into who we really are. 

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Here are the links mentioned in the talk- 

Advance = https://www.eatsleepadvance.com

The free eBook, Redemption: https://www.overflowfaith.com/p/redemption-e-book