Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 17-NOV_2019 - 10.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 23 – Combined Worship Service – This sermon deals with shame, an intensely personal experience of believing oneself to be flawed. Shame and guilt are not the same thing: with guilt you say "I made a mistake"; with shame you say "I am a mistake." Greg refers to the work of Brené Brown, a research psychologist from the University of Houston, and her advice for connecting with our authentic selves and overcoming shame. The gospel account of the woman caught out in adultery shows how Jesus dealt with her shame; and in the letter to the Romans, Paul assures us that there is no shame in being caught up with Jesus. If God has said "Yes" to us, who can be against us?
Romans 8: 1-4, 31-35, 37-39; John 8: 1-11

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