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No Worries , No Worries, No Shame [Part 2]

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March 20, 2020 1:00 am

No Worries , No Worries, No Shame [Part 2]

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And in the world you find this out if he had never seen it before. People always looking for a scapegoat not knowing how to bring their shame to God and be cleansed by the grace and the mercies of God's love people, instead of bringing it to God, will take their shame and try to shift it to someone else to shearing the we are all set to hear Allen's message from an old church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in a series called new, you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource available to you right now for your donation this month to shearing the as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer.

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It made me think back to our honeymoon honeymoon as much, as any time in life is a time where there is no pressure on you. Nobody calls you up on your honeymoon. It says have you been doing any work this week to get that project done.

Nobody will ever bother you on your honeymoon you have just said I do and she said I do and you're just fresh and this covenant of love and a honeymoon. It was just wonderful wee courtesy of the Price is right. That's another story flew out to New Orleans and for the first time in my life. We stayed in a nice hotel I stayed and a lot of Motel 6 is in my life. It can't, but this was the Sheraton in the French Quarter of New Orleans and we rented a car. I think it was the first time I ever rented a car pulled up to the fancy hotel. Never had I had valet parking. Before I didn't know what to do. I didn't know who to tip.

I did know how to act and it was obvious and I look like a kid, I remember the valet attendant just looking down at the two of us and with this little smile San honeymoons, honeymooners and light yes and I felt ashamed that I was so nave. We went up to the to the room.

It was the first time they had just recently come out with these magnetic keys that you now see even in the cheapest hotels but it was only the fancy one and I did know how to work it.

I wanted to just carry her across the threshold. But I was just struggling to get into the room, we came back to the room after a lovely dinner one night and there was some sounds of music or something.

Voices playing in the room and I thought answer there something in the room and so I was nervous to get BNSF bravely went on hand to see who was in the room.

Nobody was there but obviously the room had been disturbed. Something happened to the bed. The TV was playing and she said call downstairs.

Tell them that I picked up the phone. I called and said someone is been in our room and as I was talking to the front desk clerk. I looked on the pillows and saw chocolate mints and thought why would a thief put chocolate mints on our pillows and they told me just nightly turndown service as he acted like yeah oh I forgot about that. Never heard of such a thing is that and I felt ashamed that I was like I'm just saying even in the most blissful moments, even on my honeymoon. It's like it just tries to sneak in and what happens is that is soon as we feel ashamed we start feeling anxious. That's what happened to Adam and E right from the beginning Genesis 3 verse seven we read the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves. One calls why are they hiding we are told in verse nine but the Lord God called to the man and said to him, where are you and he said I heard the sound of you in the garden and I was afraid I was afraid because I was naked and so I hid myself.

See what happens when we are afraid is we want to cover up. Think of it this way if shame is this diabolical lie that says you don't measure up because your you're not good enough yet you haven't proven yourself enough to be acceptable in your city had gone, but I don't know. Ever can be, what's your first instinct to try to get rid of the anxiety.

The first instinct is a product cover up any of your flaws. I just won't let people see anything that's wrong with me and then I'll feel covered. And last, ashamed there so many ways of covering ourselves. One way is my chosen path was I'll cover myself by I'll do everything I can to prove that I do measure just you need me to run harder.

I'll run harder. You need me to jump higher. I'll just jump higher filling is one of those Greyhound dogs that chasing that mechanical rabbit and is like that mechanical rabbit just keeps moving in front of the fastest dogs on the planet and they chase it and they chase and they chase it if I could just get that rabbit and no dog ever gets the rabbit that rabbit for me was love and acceptance. It just felt like it was always moving, no matter how much I performed it always would move it probably was mainly my own mind that I was moving it, but other people moving on YouTube. Chances are you'll find out there's somebody that if you will run faster if they withhold their love. They'll withhold it other people don't try to cover up by being perfect.

They try to cover up by not trying at all. Some people that are in utter rebellion people that the student says study annoying little class is just another way of covering up the same shame that led me to be a straightlaced is just another way of saying if I try and I failed and I feel so ashamed. But if I don't try at all and I won't feel I'll just cover myself up with chronic failure. Whichever way we try to cover ourselves though were still anxious.

We worry about what others think of us, because we feel more ashamed if they look down on us. We worry about whether we've done enough because we don't want to feel shamed if someone disapproves of the job.

We've done we worry about whether our past mistakes are going to make us lose face with others, and so we cover up our past mistakes. We worry about upcoming assignments and tests in parties that were hosting and anything that you can imagine because were worried we don't do well enough, then we will be ashamed and we worry about trying new things because were afraid if we stumble then will feel shame and the feeling of shame is so awful will do almost anything in the world to avoid it.

Adam and Eve covered themselves and will try to cover our shame in any way we can and sometimes way we cover.

It gets even more destructive and we miss you substances will be abuse relationships.

We abuse our own lives: attempt to not feel so anxious and Jesus came to give us a different way.

Jesus came as a second Adam, who was utterly shame proof to take shame from us so that you can live your life not motivated by the fear of messing up not motivated by the anxiety of shame but motivated by assurance of the love of God. People who really, really understand the grace of God in their lives who are set free from shame and know what Jesus has done for them.

Those hearts get so full of faith that they get to live life trying harder than anybody but out of joy and gratitude and expectancy challenge right you are listening to sharing the line will have more teaching in a moment from today's important series ever wish you could be a child again ever long for the simpler days when your biggest financial worry was counting the money in the shoebox of the lemonade stand ever long for the more carefree times when you wish to long summer days would never in. If you've ever long to be like a child again. Author Alan Wright has some good news.

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One of the things that was a paradox in my life was the taking of academic tests as a paradox because it seems like these two things don't go together on one Hannah love the test because I was good at it now generally make it a was almost like a drug to get another a and I know I want to make a I want to have the highest grade in the class in general and hated tests my stomach would turn in college. I stay up sometimes the whole night just scram and stuff and so I could regurgitate on the test. Forget most of the stuff because I'm just studying for the test and all of that by the time we had kids and I started learning all about this about the grace of God and and and I've been started being set free.

Ashamed I did not want to raise my kids and and start from second grade for a lot of different reasons we homeschool and it gave us the advantage of being able to shape the environment that our kids were in one of things we didn't do an homeschool was give tests we we just want our kids to have the joy of learning and I know eventually later in their lives. You gotta learn to take tests and you're going to take tests and and they did become skilled at that. But for many many years.

We didn't take tests except once a year because they North Carolina requires rightly so, that homeschool families administer at least once a year, a standardized test to assess whether children are and where there was a second grade we had never taken the test and we had arranged to hire someone to come in and give him some standardized tests and he and we told him it was common and inside of me.

I'm feeling kinda nervous for him because he got it easy on the student have a full morning of some. I sit down with him and going over these tests and is considered to Castle and I'm just think your mindset in will the night before tests we are going to bed and every night.

Our ritual was included that we each share to blessings.

Two things were thankful for.

Before we go to bed and then it shared something he was thankful for playing you know with his toys that day or something us and what your second lesson. He thought he thought he said all tomorrow I get to take those tests. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I thought who's boy is this and what is not even feel like to look forward to taking the tests. I think, to this very day in law school, Bennett still sort enjoys taking a test. There's only one way that you can ever feel that way. There's only one way. You have to be unconditionally loved and fully accepted so you know that no matter how well you do or don't do that you're just taken exercise of faith in trying to show what you've learned and that can be fun this the way God wants us to live how God feel about Adam and Eve's shame and their hiding. Did he want them to just wallow in it. Did he want them to just feel worse about themselves. Here's what happened.

Look at it closely. Genesis 3 verse 14 the Lord God said to the serpent because you've done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days your life. He did not curse the man and the woman he cursed the serpent and he promised immediately. A redemptive son who would one day overturn the serpent's evil deceptive work. Verse 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring literally, your seed and her seed and he seed of the woman shall bruise your and he the service shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel. You shall crush that the Son of Man will crush the serpent's head, you'll just bruise his heel. I was saying. From the moment that they fell into sin. I have a plan to redeem. I got a plan to lift your shame, and then he pictured it and what he did look at the grace of God, look at the grace of God. As soon as sin came in the world. He cursed the serpent who would deceive them he promised a seed of the woman would crush the serpent's head one day and then God covered them.

God covered their shame they didn't cover their own shame they didn't know how they made something leaves for clothing, but in verse 21 the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skin and clothes them. It was the first blood sacrifice and God made the sacrifice, not the people the gospel of Jesus Christ is not about your sacrifice by which you cover your shame.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is about the sacrifice that God made in the person of Jesus to cover your shame loves you so much you know that there were two goats on the day of atonement.

On that day of Yom Kippur is described in Leviticus chapter 16 that day that we remember in the Christian tradition so well because we know and understand about the blood of the Lamb that takes away the sin of the world and how Jesus is the Lamb of God in that sense, we understand that throughout history in the Old Testament they'd offer blood sacrifice after blood sacrifice in order to temporarily have their sins covered up but did you know there's a second goat in Leviticus 16 88.

He is to cast lots for the two goats. The instructions went to the priest one lot for the Lord and the other for the scapegoat and described in verses nine and 10 was supposed to happen. Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering, but the goat chosen by lot is the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat. The scapegoat wasn't killed. Instead they lay their hands on it and they shamed the goat they spoke all manner of every kind of shameful think on that goat and then they sent it out into the wilderness to be alone and and in the world. You gotta find this out if you had never seen it before. The people always looking for a scapegoat not knowing how to bring their shame to God and be cleansed by the grace and the mercies of God's love people, instead of bringing it to God, will take their shame and try to shift it to someone else. That's why there's racism.

That's why people put you down.

That's why people shame you, it's because of their own shame and they're trying to find a scapegoat.

Someone who will bear the shame for them sometimes and her family will pick out one person of the blame everything on this person so we don't have to talk about all of our other issues don't ever let anybody make you into a scapegoat, you don't need to be.

Jesus has already taken the shame because of the cross, Jesus Christ. Not only became the Lamb who shed blood was the payment for the debt of your sin and mine, but he also was the scapegoat. The one upon whom every demon of hell mocked just shamed the spat on him. They mocked him as a king put a crown of thorns on his brow. The they gambled for his close they left him isolated. It was it was the whole fiery shame of hell that was resting upon Jesus that made the cross so severe that he went so that you could know for sure. You don't have to live like you can never escape the voices of shame there's always going to be some voice.

It's like it's in the atmosphere, but you have to breathe in in and then have to clean because Jesus has forgiven you. When you accept Christ. Your sin is as far away as the east is from the west it means that you baptized into Christ are clothes with him.

That's what Paul said in Galatians 327 all of you who were baptized in Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. God clothes them with animal skins.

But it was just a picture of the day that would come in which your clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ you're so accepted that you don't have to worry and the more you walk in the grace of God, the more it just the stuff done.

Cling to you. Not perfectly free from shame but boy just done cling to me like it used to. I was chuckling within this week, remembering a time. I think our second year of marriage in which the phone rang in the middle of the night and she answered and said hello and there was a whispering voice on the other hand, she's so young and sweet and nave she didn't even know there was such a thing as an obscene caller as he said what obscene caller said whispered a little louder. Caesar what is the third time he was the blue bit louder. Whatever obscenities and things he was trying to say.

Hush-hush sees that 1/3 time. What file you just bug upset. Did you not hear me as he said all I can hear you now I said nevermind and have a picture for your alive.

God has intended for you to be so healed by his grace that when the devil comes whispering with the voice of shame that you almost logo. What an applied to me at all clothed with Jesus Christ.

I've become the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

I am not perfect I fall down a lot, but God loves me perfectly and I am accepted in the beloved. And when you really get a hold of that then all the shame comes off you that the gospel right you're listening to shearing the light in today's teaching of freeing no shame, no worries, and it comes from Scripture. Get more from Alan in the studio here in just a moment with our parting stop for the day watch the way a one-year-old sleeps, not a care in the world or listen to the belly laugh of a toddler finding joy in the simplest things little children don't know the meaning of dread duvet freedom, wonder, and trust come naturally to little children.

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Well shame off you was message that I preached so so many years ago. Decades ago, and then became a book that we released is for yourself.

Be yourself and Daniel. This is something that is been something of a life assignment to help share how wonderfully the grace of God can heal that nagging? That's down in our souls that says so what do I need to do to measure up because we were thinking like that.

It's a very anxious thought and chances are to our listeners.

Somebody in your life has withheld approval or withheld their acceptance and love in an effort to motivate you to run harder, jump higher, or maybe they withheld it just because they didn't know how to show it, and it can leave your soul thinking what is wrong with me and what I need to do to change it so I can really be loved and accepted as shame and the gospel offers healing to shame.

There's healing and there's hope. When the grace of God really comes into you deeply, deeply you say I am already accepted in the beloved. And when you are like that you feel covered by God and shame lifts and with it worry evaporates. That's the answer to a lot of our worries.

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