In the sermon we talked about what confession was, and several practical/relational questions regarding how it plays out in life. If your group is comfortable with it I would encourage you to divide into separate groups of women/men.
Start off by reading Psalm 32:1-5 and then dive into an open discussion of the questions below.
- In the sermon we first asked the question “What is confession” – what did you come away from the sermon believing it to accurately be, and why is it important?
- If it is important, as a Christian do you believe that you devote much intentional thought to it? What about other Christians around you? Discuss the role you believe confession plays (or doesn’t play) in the life of the average Christian.
- In what ways do you believe the Holy Spirit has brought recognition of sin to your mind that is damaging your fellowship with Him?
- In what ways do you believe the Holy Spirit has brought recognition of sin to your mind that is damaging your fellowship with loved ones/neighbors/co-workers. If you are married or in a serious relationship headed toward marriage, I will encourage you to specifically discuss your relationship with your spouse.
5. Do you have sorrow regarding the Lord or another (or both?). Have the courage to start the process of restoration by turning that sorrow toward the Lord (Godly sorrow) and making appropriate confession to the involved parties. It can be as significant as a personal conversation between you and your brothers (or sisters), to the Lord, and to your loved one that night. Or you can start by discussing it with your lifegroup leader, or please contact one of your pastors or their wives. Don’t fall back into the cycle of worldly sorrow! Bring the darkness into the light!