Sometimes the "Cross-Centered Life" can become a sin-centered life.
"Hi, I'm Alex, and I'm the chief of sinners."
I've been in small group meetings where that would probably have been a fitting way to do introductions. Unfortunately, I've led meetings like that too! You know, where the purpose of the group meeting seems to simply ferret out sin, so we can theoretically confess it and move on. Then do it all again next time. But a small group meeting doesn't have to sound like an AA meeting, does it?
Now, it is certainly appropriate and necessary to confess our sins to each other. But what I'm talking about goes beyond that into the kind of naval gazing sin hunt that can eventually bog down the soul. I mean, seriously, doesn't that get depressing after a while?
This is what happens when we get just half of the Gospel.