Coming Clean


If it’s not in a booth behind a curtain with a priest, then what can confession look like for us? It may be kneeling in prayer at one’s bed-side or scrawling in one’s journal; it may be sitting at a coffee shop with a friend (and lots of Kleenex) or answering accountability questions with a small group; it may be reciting a liturgical confession with your congregation; it may even mean making a public statement in front of a large group of believers.

However we do it, confession is an important part of growth for every Christian—without it, we can grow prideful and self-reliant, becoming spiritually stuck and floundering in our faith. The articles in this download explore the importance of confession and the impact it can have on our own lives as well as the lives of others. live in the freedom and redemption Christ offers.

A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.

A Surprising Delight
by Kelli B. Trujillo

Leader’s Guide
How to use “Coming Clean” for a group study.

‘Fessing Up
Why confession and repentance are essential to discipleship
by Gordon T. Smith

Why Can’t I Shake My Sins?
A surprising answer to a stubborn problem
Kevin A. Miller

Good for the Soul
What can Protestants learn from the Catholic perspective on confession?
by Frederica Mathewes-Green

The Price of Silence
Author Francine Rivers knew she had to come clean about her past, but would it destroy her marriage?
by Diane Eble

Catalysts for Confession
What pastors from the past can teach the church today
by Lyle Dorsett

Additional Resources
Books to help you further.

Total number of pages - 43

Format: PDF


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