“Religion Or Relationship?… That Is The Question”

By: Pastor Bill

Upcoming Church Scriptures To Read: Matthew 23:1-39 / 1 Kings 15

“For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.” Matthew 23:4

What is your experience with religion? Has your experience with religion drawn you closer to the REAL JESUS or has it driven you from Him?

In Matthew 23, Jesus’ last public sermon… He zeros in directly on the Jewish religious leading class. Jesus here will point out the Pharisees and Sadducees to the multitudes and His own disciples that they are ‘hypocrites’… play actors who act one way in public settings but entirely different in private settings. It’s been said that character is “what you are when no one is looking.” With Jesus, He knows exactly who we are. When we’re dealing with the real Jesus… Hebrews 4:13 “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

Lord Jesus, may You reveal Your great grace to me this day to a greater degree that I may know that You see me just the way I am, love me just the way I am, but will not keep me that way. By Your Spirit.

By His Spirit,

Pastor Bill