As an application, there are 3 things I’d like us to keep in mind. 1) We need to remember that Jesus is our standard. He is our measuring stick. We fix our eyes on Him and none other. 2) We need to stop practicing religion and obeying only the things that we are good at […]
I Need Jesus Every Day, Every Moment (Part 5 of 6)
When is the last time God spoke to you and he turned your life upside down? Jesus is not a neutral figure. If he is who he claims to be, if he is the Son of God, then a life of radical surrender and obedience is the only proper, sensible response. He demands change. He […]
I Need Jesus Every Day, Every Moment (Part 4 of 6)
The Jewish believers selectively obeyed the law and certain traditions and this gave them grounds to elevate themselves over others. But I don’t think this kind of selective obedience only applies to them.
I Need Jesus Every Day, Every Moment (Part 3 of 6)
For highly religious people like these Jewish Christians, they obeyed what they were good at. So they were good at regular attendance to the temple. They were good at tithing and giving the first fruits. They were good at knowing and memorizing Scripture. They were good at public prayer. They were good at fasting and […]