Week of July 23 – 29 // From Condemnation to Confidence // 1 John 3:19-24

How do we overcome our inner voice of condemnation?

Box 7 Tip:

Do you have some real life plans or school registrations that are not complete for the fall semester? Ask someone to help you find time to get these done; it will be a great relief for your final weeks of rehearsal and performing. You might even ask a corps staff member to use a laptop and internet connection, which will help you focus and finish faster than working on your phone.

Plan: looking ahead a few days, how will I spend time with God?

Pray: where & when will I pray? what & who will I pray for?

Pursue: who is in my Focus Group, and how will we set aside time?

Week Overview

Scripture: 1 John 3:19-24

Breakaway Podcast: From Condemnation to Confidence

Options for related reading or study:

Luke 15:11-32

Psalm 27

Check out the YouTube video below from Bluecoats 2012 called “Flume.” This short film verbalizes the shame that is common in the human heart.

You don't have to believe everything you think or feel. God knows you will struggle with this, but if he tells you that you are free, then you are free. You don't have to carry around the condemnation for which Jesus died to set you free.

Key Verse

  • "for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything." 1 John 3:20


  • Holy Father, you hold the truth about my life. Help me to confidently believe that I am forgiven of my sin, you are changing me, and I have freedom to be who you created me to be. In Jesus' name, Amen”

Read - 1 John 3:19-24

Read in your Bible, app, or online

Listen - “From Condemnation to Confidence”
from Breakaway App or stream online

34 minutes, epilogue is optional

Respond - Personal Reflection & Obedience

What beliefs of shame or condemnation do you wrestle with?

How long have you felt those?

What does Jesus say about those matters you feel ashamed of?

Share - Focus Group Times

Schedule some short times in your normal drum corps routines or extra free-time for prayer, Scripture reading, Discovery Bible Study, or the questions below.

Discovery Bible Study suggestion for this week: 1 John 3:19-24

Discussion Points:

  • What are you thankful for this week?
  • Can you describe any condemnation you have felt from drum corps peers or staff this summer?
  • Practice verbally affirming each other what is true because of Jesus.

Personal Reflection & Recap

  • What efforts of spiritual growth or ministry have worked for you this summer? White them down, share them in your Box 7 group message at your corps, or text it into the Box 7 Contact # at 218-248-2697. We’d love to hear your testimonies or tips!