APRIL 29, 2018

I WANT TO BELIEVE, BUT...PART--II

SERMON TITLE: GOD IS A KILL-JOY
SERMON THEME: TOO MANY RULES
SERMON TEXT: II TIMOTHY 3:16

INTRODUCTION: I WANT TO BELIEVE IN GOD, BUT THERE ARE  TOO MANY RULES.  II TIMOTHY 3:16, TITUS 3:5

 

I) THERE IS BAD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO FOLLOWING A  RELIGION.
MATTHEW 23:25-26, MATTHEW 23:2-4

            A) RELIGION FOCUSES ON THE EXTERNAL RATHER THAN THE        
                 INTERNAL.

           
            B) RELIGION TRIES TO CLOSE THE GAP WITH HUMAN EFFORTS.

 

II) THERE IS GOOD NEWS WHEN IT COMES TO FOLLOWING JESUS.
ROMANS 3:20, ROMANS 3:21, ROMANS 3:22

 

            A) YOU CANNOT EARN GOD'S  ACCEPTANCE BY OBEYING THE LAW

          
            B) THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW IS TO SHOW YOUR NEED FOR JESUS.

           C) A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD COMES BY FAITH IN JESUS ONLY.

III) RELIGION COMPLICATES WHAT GOD MADE SIMPLE.
GENESIS 2:15-17, PSALM 16:6-8, MARK 12:31

 

            A) THE GOOD NEWS: WE SINNED, CHRIST DIED, GOD FORGIVES

CONCLUSION: