How many sermons have you heard in your life about recovery from trauma and abuse? If you’re like me, you’ve hardly heard any. No, let me rephrase that, you’ve probably heard quite a few sermons about ‘In Christ we are a new creation; old things have passed away, so we don’t need to dwell on the past – Christians who dwell on past hurts are lacking in faith.”
Hmm. It never went down well with me even though I couldn’t put my finger on why, for years.
Ps Jeff Crippen recently preached a sermon on recovery from trauma, abuse and neglect. It’s different from the standard fare. It’s scripturally sound and it recognizes the psychological realities involved in recovery from trauma. The sermon was titled Breaking Free: How Christ breaks the chains that bind us. I really like the image Jeff used about the dog on the chain.
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