Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sermon: “Jesus!” – Matthew 10:37-39 (NLT)
Children play a game called “Simon Says”. It is a game where players must do exactly what they are told to do. Players who fail to correctly follow directions are disqualified.
In man-centered religion we play a religious version of Simon Says. When Jesus says “Follow Me” we think that He means, “Follow the rules.” But, as Jesus told Nicodemus, all who have only been born in this world are already condemned before God (John 3:18). Following the rules may come naturally for us, but it does not save us.
To be saved we must be “born from above” or “born again” by believing in God’s Son. Our lives become Christ-centered (John 3:3), not man-centered.
When we believe in Jesus, we follow a Person Who Is God. Christ is not a rule-book. When Jesus says, “Follow Me” we believe that we are called to follow Him!
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