Excess Baggage


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses... let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." (Heb. 12:1 NLT)
  1. FULL confession.

    • VERTICAL
      "If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:8-9)

    • HORIZONTAL
      "Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." (James 5:16)

  2. Forgive and FORSAKE.
    "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (Matt. 11:28-29)

    "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." (1 Pet. 5:7)

    "How much more, then, will the blood of Christ ... cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!" (Heb. 9:14)