Repentance Takes Growth to the Next Level

MakingSmallGroupsWorkIt is incredible what this one act, confession, does for us. When we add repentance, then the process of growth within groups gets even more powerful.

•       We get a change of mind about the seriousness of our sin.
•       We submit at a deeper level to the “bosshood” of God and his lordship.
•       We get a new direction that is less self-destructive.
•       We are held accountable before the group.
•       We gain a new understanding of God’s ways.
•       The destruction stops.
•       We develop self-control and impulse control.
•       We go down a path of living out his commandments and thus realize the truth that sets us free.
•       We get more connected to each other in a supportive role to maintain our repentance and lean on each other.
In other words, these two simple disciplines powerfully move us toward reconciliation of the creation.

Cloud, H., & Townsend, J. (2010). Making small groups work: what every small group leader needs to know. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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