Christians Should Confess Their Sins More


The practice of confession is the discipline of bearing ourselves before God and others for the sake of release from the power of sin. As a discipline it takes seriously the effects of sin and helps us guard against its destructive consequences. Often times in spite of our confession to God, we still carry the weight of sin on our souls until we tell another person and that person embodies the promise of forgiveness to us. By entering into a covenant of trust with someone, we can break the bonds of sin and enjoy faithful communion with God and his people.

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Kevin M. Watson teaches Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is the author of The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience and A Blueprint for Discipleship: Wesley’s General Rules as a Guide for Christian Living. Watson blogs at and tweets @kevinwatson.