Jesus was fully aware of how God intended to redeem this world from its rebellion and sin. God’s plan is so scandalous (that the Father was willing to sacrifice his Son) that Jesus asks for another way.
Talk of judgment day elicits fear because we know we are guilty. But because of Jesus death we have been declared righteous. Bring it on! John 5:19-30
Jesus is the power to put off the old self and put on the new.
Scriptures: First Lesson: Psalm 51; Gospel: Mark 2:13-17
Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-17
All the Old Testament laws were a shadow of Jesus. Jesus is the real thing. The things we do DO NOT make us a Christian. Sermon Text: Colossians 2:16-23
There are so many pious people out there who spend their lives sincerely working out their own way to God. How could a loving God condemn them? Why does there have to be only one way to heaven? Sermon Text: John 14:1-6
There are a lot of really bad people out there, people who are certainly doing worse things than me. I try hard to do what’s right and make amends when I do wrong. How can you say I’m not good enough? Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14