Getting Rid of Guilt

Getting Rid of Guilt

1 John 1

James C. Denison

A teacher gave her fourth-grade class a list of famous sayings and asked them to complete each one. Here are some of the results:

Better be safe than . . . punch a 5th grader.

Don’t bite the hand that . . . looks dirty.

You can’t teach an old dog new . . . math.

A penny saved is . . . not worth much.

When the blind leadeth the blind . . . get out of the way.

Where there’s smoke, there’s . . . pollution.

Children should be seen and not . . . spanked or grounded.

A bird in the hand is . . . a real mess.

Early to bed and early to rise . . . is first in the bathroom.

None are so blind as . . . Helen Keller.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Cry and . . . you have to blow your nose.

We’re going to try to do better with some of the famous sayings of Scripture. Together we’ll examine four of the most commonly quoted passages in all the word of God. None of them means what most people think it means. There’s more to the story for each and every one. And yet every one of these passages, these promises, is crucial to living in the joy, the victory, the celebration of life which Jesus wants us to experience every day. For the next few weeks we’re going to open four invitations to the party of God, and learn how to make them our own.