“TrueFaced by Bill Thrall” Notes…
Pg.24 – Unresolved sin is the underlying problem.
Pg.25 – Sin done to us will always ignite the nature of sine already in us.
Pg.29 – When we are unable or unwilling to deal with the guilt or hurt of sin done by us or to us, something erratic and destructive overruns our landscape.
Pg.33 – Our pretending may be fueled by a sincere desire to make God look good by having our act together.
Pg.43 – Our motives direct what we value and how we act. Our motives ultimately determine our actions.
Pg.45- A theology of more right, less wrong behavior creates an environment that gives people permission to wear dozens of disguises and masks. It triggers and complicates the chain reaction of unresolved sin.
Pg.47-We only please god and become godly when we trust God.
Pg.48- We think we are a match for sin…. that all we need to is to work harder and do more.
Pg.66- Sin will not be managed.
Pg.72- We see one another as saints who sin rather than as sinners who are saved. This allows us to stand with each other in the reality of sin.
Pg.74- God carefully designed his “influence system” so that we would have to influence far more out of who we are than what we do.
Pg.84- Receiving love comes before giving love.
Pg.85- We tend to see our needs as weaknesses…our weaknesses are actually the attitudes and behaviors that emerge because of the unresolved sin in us.
Pg.90- The degree to which we let others love us is the degree which we can be loved me no matter how much love they have for us.
Pg.100- The intention not to sin is not the same as the power not to sin.
Pg.104- In the repentance process, you have to have the hope that the sin can be defeated.
Pg.105- Child like trust pleases God.
Pg.120 Forgiveness – 1. Admit something happened.
2.Forgive the consequences of the act done against you.
3.Tell god what happened to you
4.Forgive the offender for your benefit
5.Fogive the offender when they repent, for your sake.
6.Distinguish between forgiving and trusting your offender.
7.Seek reconciliation, not just conflict resolution
Pg.131- Life in the room of grace teaches us to wait for exaltation rather than to pursue a position or power.
Pg.135- We believe who God says we are and that he has made us exactly who he wants us to be. We are not trying to change into another person.
Pg.135- We trust, wait on God, rest on God’s promises, grow in health and authentic relationships so we will mature toward the day of God’s releasing us into our destiny.
*One of the greatest things we can offer another person is a place to fail.*