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Written by Chris Kibble   
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:11

Dear all,


A number of people requested a copy of the final section of my sermon on Sunday. So with appreciation to Mark Driscoll, here it is:


Religion says: if I obey God’s rules, he will love me


The gospel says: because God loves me, I have a new nature and a new power to serve Jesus


Religion says: God sees good people and bad people and God hates the bad people


The gospel says: all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. There’s just bad people and Jesus


Religion says: it’s about what I do

 

The gospel says: it’s all about what Jesus has done

 

Religious people hate to repent


The gospel encourages us to admit our sin because Jesus has forgiven it on the cross


Religion results in either pride or despair. It’s either ‘look at me, I’m a good person’ or ‘I keep doing bad things: what hope is there for me?'


The gospel enables us to have a humble joyfulness


Religion says: I trust in my works


The gospel says: trust in the finished work of Jesus


Religion says: I’m uncertain about my ultimate standing before God


The gospel says: I can be sure of my salvation.


I've also just had a note from International China Concern, expressing their appreciation for our Walk the Wall efforts. Helen Fang and her team raised $3,015. Event photos can be found on www.facebook.com/chinaconcerncanada


Blessings


Pastor Chris

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:39