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Jesus invites us into a religion where we experiencing a living relationship with the God of the Universe. Men invite us into religion that manipulates and controls to protect power. Don't fall for the counterfeit.
Giants are big enough to scare you! They are strong enough to stop you! They are Tenacious enough to control you, but sometimes small enough to hide from you.
The Current Series | "The RED Stuff" Join us every Wednesday night at the ZOE House. Middle School (5:30-7:00pm) High School (7:45-9:15p)
Jesus didn't come into the world to give us religion. Religion leads us to pride or despair. Jesus came into the world to allow us to have a relationship with God. Traditions are soothing, but they distract us from what we really need, Jesus. We need to internalize the fact that Jesus died for us; internalize the fact that Jesus rose from the dead; and internalize the fact that Jesus must be accepted. All of Christianity hangs on Christ's resurrection. His resurrection is what changed everything.
Traditional religion has presented salvation as mostly a fire insurance policy -- something that secures our eternal security, but not much more. This teaching and series is devoted to revealing the fact that salvation is a package deal, and includes much more than just protection from judgment.
Is there a sin so great, that it outside the grace of God? Can we do something so awful that God must turn His back to us? What is the unpardonable "sin?"
Perhaps the trendiest saying in America right now is, “I'm not religious. I'm spiritual.” Statistics bear this out as increasingly numbers of America claim no recognized faith, yet continue to embrace a belief in God or a higher power. It's easy to see the attractiveness of this position. Spirituality requires virtually nothing of its adherents, while religion is very demanding. But what if both approaches are missing the mark? John 14:6; John 15:1-8; Acts 15:5-10; John 14:23-27; Luke 19:1-10