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Key Thought:

The devil will shame you for doing the very thing he tricked you into doing.

Key Quote

“The harder your fall, the higher you bounce!” – Rick Warren

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is your favorite candy?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  • Would you rather be a musician or an actor?
  • What’s your favorite season?

Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • Why does the devil shame you for things he tempted you to do?
  • What is the difference between guilt and shame?
  • Why do we confess to God? To others?
  • How did Jesus make our forgiveness complete?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • Is there someone you need to confess to and receive forgiveness?
  • Tell the group your testimony of how you came to know Christ.
  • How have you been weighed down with guilt?
  • What does Jesus’s forgiveness mean to you?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for forgiving our sins. Give us the confidence and boldness to “go and sin no more” and to share our stories with others. It’s in Your Name we pray, Amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • If you’ve been hiding your sin, confess it to God and receive His forgiveness.
  • Identify what you need to change in your life and then do it!
  • Share your testimony with one person this week.


“I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.”  1 Thessalonians 3:5 NAS

[the devil is called...”  the accuser of our brothers and sisters...Revelation 12:10b NCV

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit, there is no deceit.  For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” Psalm 32:1-5 ESV

“See what this sorrow—the sorrow God wanted you to have—has done to you: It has made you very serious. It made you want to restore yourselves. It made you angry and afraid. It made you want to see me. It made you care. It made you want to do the right thing. In every way you have regained your innocence.”  2 Corinthians 7:11 NCV

“...if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.” 1 John 1:9 NCV

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16 NLT

“Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.”  1 John 3:20 NLT

“Jesus said, “It’s done … complete.” Bowing his head, he offered up his spirit.” John 19:30 NCV

“Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”  “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”  John 8:10b-11 NLT

“And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.  And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony... “Revelation 12:10-11 ESV

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