K-Seven: Guilt, Shame, & Running Free - All Kamp Talk 2016

Every day, our Kampers have the awesome opportunity to hear from our K-Seven directors.  Keith Chancey addresses the kids and talks with them about what it looks like to Run Free from the guilt and shame that comes with past mistakes.  Keith uses Hebrews 12:1-2, Psalm 32:3, and 1 John 1:9 to drive home that freedom comes from confessing our sins, receiving forgiveness from Jesus, and turning away from those struggles.  

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1-2

 

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away

Through my groaning all day long.

Psalm 32:3

 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

1 John 1:9

 

Sin is messy. At the end of the day it leaves us feeling empty.  However, the forgiveness of Jesus Christ sets us free from our sins and allows us to live in that freedom.  The freedom of Christ is available to anyone who is willing to receive it.  We are all sinful and broken and for that reason, God sent Jesus to Earth.  On Earth, Jesus lived a perfect life and then was crucified on the cross.  Three days later he rose from the dead, defeating death itself.  Jesus's death and resurection acts as the atonement for our sins if we choose to believe in Him and dedicate our lives to Him.  In Christ we can all Run Free.