Psalm 23:1-6

If you sin and fail, does it mean that God is finished with you and your usefulness to the Kingdom of God?

One is guilt and the other is shame.

Proverbs 28:13 “Whoever conceals their sin does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

Guilt is the position of being accountable for sins and shortcomings.

Shame is the feeling of being defined by your sins and shortcomings. 

#1.  GRACE.

It will tell you that you're unworthy of God's love.

Genesis 2:25 "Adam and his wife were both naked and they felt no shame."

They decided to fall and give the enemy a seat at their table.

Jesus, on the cross, bought grace which cancels your spiritual guilt and sets you free.

Isaiah 6:5 "'Woe to me!' I cried. ‘I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips.'"

"Your guilt is taken away and your sin is atoned for."

1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

"What's the use? There is no hope."

Grace not only cancels guilt and shame, but it redefines you. 

The enemy has convinced you that you are defined by your sin.


1 John 3:1 “See what great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called the children of God.”

Peter followed Jesus with good intentions.

Matthew 4:19 “Follow Me; I will make you fishers of men.”

#2.  Restoration 

Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk ye in it.’”

Romans 8:1“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

These words are saying that the ministry is still there.

“Feed My sheep.”

He chose not to hide behind his guilt and shame.

Psalm 34:5 “Those who look to Him (the Lord) are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”