Why Religion Stinks And Why No Two Relationships With God Will Ever Be Exactly The Same (15 of 68) by Larry Osborne

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Why Religion Stinks And Why No Two Relationships With God Will Ever Be Exactly The Same (15 of 68)
Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Dr. Larry Osborne
Luke 7:18-35

IT MUST HAVE MESSED WITH HIS MIND - BIG TIME
Luke 7:18-35/ Luke 1:39-41 and 57-80/ Matthew 13:13-17/ John 1:29-33 and 43-45

1. On the one hand -
John the Baptist was absolutely certain Jesus was the Messiah

2. On the other hand -
Nothing about Jesus seemed very messiah-like

WHAT JOHN DIDN'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND
And Many Of Us Still Miss As Well

1. We all have a unique assignment
Romans 12:3-8/ 1 Corinthians 7:17-20/ Philippians 2:13/
Matthew 5:13-16/ Colossians 3:17

2. Different assignments call for different strategies
Luke 7:33-35/ 1 Corinthians 9:19-23/ Luke 1:11-17 vs Luke 5:29-31

3. If we're going to judge - judge people and ministries by their fruit - not by our personal preferences and assignment
Luke 7:33-35/ Luke 6:43-45/ Romans 14:1-23/ 1 Corinthians 12:14-22/ 1 John 2:3-5

4. God doesn't want our religion - he wants a relationship
Isaiah 1:11-20/ Mark 7:5-23/ John 1:11-13 and Romans 8:14-16/ John 14:15


TAKING IT HOME
Living out God's call and fulfilling our unique assignment is what we're designed to do. In fact, there are probably few things more satisfying here on earth than when we know we're doing what God has called us to do.

Are there any adjustments or new actions you want to take to live out God's call and assignment in your life in regards to…

…restoring and stabilizing your commitment to follow Christ and live for him?

…making the most of the random opportunities you encounter daily to represent Christ and care and respect those around you?

…pursuing a passion and/or just trying something and getting started?

One of the key ways to find your position to play is to start serving. Below is just a sampling of the many ministries within the church where you could use your abilities. Are there any new service opportuniti ...


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