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Restored: free of shame

The Law of Moses laid down ground rules for what it meant to be clean or unclean, or in other words, pure and worthy to be in God’s presence, or impure, an outcast, a sinner. This shame/honor culture affected everything from relationships, to food and ceremonial washing, and places such as the temple or the wilderness.

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The Gospel Addresses our Shame (part 1)

Believers are hurting and suffering in silence and isolation within the church for fear of rejection. Yet Jesus shows us by his words and actions that the message of the good news of the gospel is for these very people— the hurt, trapped, isolated and suffering. So why is it that there is no difference within the church from the culture outside? Why do Christians continue to struggle so deeply and hopelessly, and why do they end up leaving the church? What are we missing?

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