Jeff Parker, the Director of re:generation at the Plano campus, shared his story and showed us that all disciples have a past, they come to a place of confession, they run with other disciples, and they spend their lives pursuing God's purposes. Jeff looked at the life of Matthew the tax collector (Matthew 9:9-13) and showed us how to live a life that is marked by confession.
Proverbs 21:6 says, "The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death." How are you doing in living this out? Is there any place in your life that you are deceiving others into thinking you are doing better than you are?
Do you see your past as unredeemable? All disciples have a past. If you think you cannot be forgiven, your problem is not past disobedience; it is present day unfaithfulness. How are you doing in trusting that grace covers your past sins?
Confession is what disciples do for the rest of their lives, it's not a once in a lifetime event. How are you and your community doing in having your lives marked by confession? Does confession happen often?
Jeff has tested the warnings of Scripture and found them to be true, but now is putting his faith in the promises of Scripture and finding them to be true. What warnings in Scripture have you found to be true? What warnings are you currently finding to be true? What promises in Scripture are you finding to be true today?