Tuesday Trench Truth
Did you know Paul, the apostle, spent at least eight years unlearning all he
had learned before coming to Christ? Can you imagine the guilt and shame
Paul must have felt facing his history of killing Christians?
Why are we so afraid to look back, face those things that still sting and/or
hurt even at the thought of them? Some history needs to be studied so as
not to be repeated. Sure, it may be uncomfortable, and even painful at first,
but in the learning and unlearning, whatever it is we are having to unlearn
loses its power!
That’s what we do in the trenches. We provide a safe place to unlearn and
learn by sharing either in the small group or with one sharing partner as we
go through the Transform © series.
But here’s what we don’t do: We don’t spiritualize an emotional issue; in
other words, tell someone they don’t need to deal with their past because
it’s under the blood of Jesus. That’s not doing them any favors. While every
hurt, sin and shortcoming is under the blood of Jesus, we’ll keep
experiencing them if we keep running from them.
Think about joining us in our next trench, Rising above Chaos and