During our time in the word today, amongst other things, we’ll be thinking largely about the following two quotes:
Firstly, “. . . confess your sins to each other” which is a rather serious, biblical command found in James 5:16.
Secondly, we’ll consider a quote found in the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer where he begins to describe how churches unwittingly establish an environment that drives believers away from obedience to the command above from James, “He who is alone with his sin is utterly alone. It may be the Christians, notwithstanding corporate worship, Common Prayer, all their fellowship and service, may still be left to their aloneness. The final breakthrough to communion -to community- does not occur because although they have fellowship with each other as believers and as devout people, they do not have fellowship as the undevout-as sinners. The pious fellowship permits no one to be a sinner.”
Looking forward to discovering more of true life with you,