Today Perry and Shawna land on “Forgive our sins” in the Lord’s prayer. If we are in Christ and he has forgiven us all our sins, why do we still need to confess our sins? First Shawna shows us that confessing specific sin transforms us because it’s painful. We see the pain we’ve caused. The pain changes us and the forgiveness we’re given empowers us to sin less. Then Perry shows us that we’re in an unbreakable relationship with God. We are forgiven of all our sins. But confession of sin deepens our unbreakable relationship with the Lord and deepens our intimacy with him. And finally Shawna shows us that our sin doesn’t define us. We are dearly loved children of God. And when we know we’re dearly loved it frees us to confess our sins, to learn from our failures, and to share our stories of failure to bring hope to those who feel they’ve out sinned God’s grace.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.