Thursday, April 4, 2013

What's the Difference?

We're moving into a series of messages that God has been preparing us for for quite some time.

The series title, "What's the Difference" was originally going to be focused on so called "other religions" but the challenges of "religion" aren't just about "other religions."

We at Crossroads can be just as able to be be trapped by false "religion" as anyone else.

A false "religion" is one that, as it reads in 2 Timothy 3:5, is dedicated to the "form" or "outward appearance" of  godliness while not being interested in God's transforming power.  We see the same thing in Matthew 15:8-9, where Jesus warns us about keeping our hearts and minds far away from God while at the same time pretending to honor God.  "Their worship is worthless," he says, "their teachings are just human ideas."

During this series we may consider a few of the difference between one "religion" and another, but our main focus will be on asking God to examine us. 

Come Holy Spirit.  Search us and try us.  Learn if there is any false way in us.  Lead us in the everlasting way.  (Psalm 139:23-24).

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