How am I going to learn? First of all just acknowledge it's there, take ownership of the
thing, how does it affect me, how I feel, how am I responding in this thing, what do I
need to learn from God in this matter? What do I have to put right, and now: how can I
move on? It's really quite simple, and you know, that's the heart of the gospel, that
everyone is messed up, and someone did something to get it right. His name is Jesus
Christ. He died on the cross. He suffered immensely, because the innocent always
suffer, when someone else sins. And so He suffered, He took the pain on the cross, so
you and I, if we would repent and have a heart towards God to trust Him, then He says:
I've dismissed the matter, you've got a fresh start. What a great thing.
There may be some of you here need a fresh start in your life. Maybe you need a fresh
start in your life. The first step to getting a fresh start in your life is to admit the failure,
and the mistakes you've made, and to bring them to the Lord, and say: Lord, will You
forgive me? I really have done so many things that have messed up my life and others.
Lord, I thank You on the cross You died. I receive Your forgiveness today, and receive
Your love and grace, and I think You're going to help me learn from this.
Â· What it means to be an Apostolic people is to recognize the assignment God has.
Â· Reject the blame game in full and change knowing that you can do something in life.
Â· In the church the idea was created that Christians cannot fail.
Â· The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Every time he fails God gets him back up
Â· God always lifts people up again.
Â· We all fail, we need to admit that. Take responsibility and acknowledge failure so that God can
lift you up and you can change.
Â· The Bible is full of glorious mistake s and failures.
The Origin of the Blame Game = Failure:
Â· You need to come to God because your life isnâ€Ÿt right.
Â· God called Adam and asked 3 questions: â€žWhere are you?â€Ÿ, â€œWho told you that you were
naked?â€Ÿ, â€žDid you eat of the fruit of the tree?â€Ÿ
Â· Genesis 3:7-13 - â€œThe woman who you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ateâ€.
Â· Blame = to place the responsibility for a failure, mistake on people or circumstances.
Â· Adam - refused to assume responsibility for his failure.
- He blamed Eve and he blamed God.
- He missed an experience/opportunity to grow.
- When he blamed, God stopped talking.
- He didnâ€Ÿt take responsibility and had to face the consequenses.
Â· When Adam refused to take responsibility for his failure he experienced full consequences of it.
Â· Blaming may make you feel better (not responsible) but it does not solve the problem.
Â· We live in a blame Culture â€“ people fail to assume responsibility.