Cadyville Wesleyan Church
Reel Christmas- Week 4- Escaping the Ghost of Christmas Past
Humanity thrives on story-telling. Since the very beginning, families have gathered around to tell stories old and new. There's something special about the Christmas season that unites old and young: traditions, music, and (of course) movies. Children still watch It's a Wonderful Life and Charlie Brown's Christmas Special, even though their parents (and sometimes their grandparents) weren't alive when those were released. This Christmas season, we're going to lean into the fun, the nostalgia, and the joy of Christmas movies with our series Reel Christmas! Each week, we will engage with a theme from the movie and see how the Scriptures speak into that theme and into our lives. It's a series you won't want to miss.
Locations & Times
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  • Cadyville Wesleyan Church
    2083 NY-3, Cadyville, NY 12918, USA
    Saturday 8:00 PM

We will open the teaching time with a clip from the holiday classic Muppet Christmas Carol!

Guilt understands we’ve done wrong.

Shame defines us by the things that we have done.
So many of us connect what happened with who we are!
Shame-based thinking can lead to several problems:
1) We are vulnerable to perfectionism.
Shame-based thinking can lead to several problems:
2) We are critical of ourselves, making us critical of others.
Shame-based thinking can lead to several problems:
3) We use self-defeating thoughts as a form of protection and escape.
Though they were free on the outside, they were still slaves on the inside.

“I am a slave.
I have no value.
I am worthless.”
Many of us are still believing we are something that God says we are not!
As long as your are focused on you- 
you will never be enough.
The only way to heal from shame is to move the focus from what I am not- to who Christ is!
Because of Christ, I am not _______________.

Instead, I am ________________!
You are not what you did. You are who Christ 
says you are!