Monday, February 22, 2016

Empowered and Free 3

"Jesus rebuked the leaders of His people, the Sadducees, the Pharisees and the Priest.  Jesus rebuked them for complicating what could have been a simple, trusting relationship with God.

By the time that Jesus came to earth the religious leaders had developed a system with more than 100 sub-laws for every law of God.  The Religious leaders wanted everyone to go through a long and arduous process to get closer to God.  More duty, more rules, more obligations would guarantee that they could hold on to their positions.  Jesus was fed up and changed the world forever.
  • Jesus rebuked them.
  • He re-organized His people
  • Called them the Church.
  • Paid for their sins.
  • Filled them with God.
  • Empowered them to live by faith.
  • And set them free.
Jesus chose a group of men and women to follow Him.
The ones that said yes became His disciples and followers.
Not because they had taught Sunday School for twenty years.
Not because they did all the right things.
Not because they were the prettiest.
Not because they knew the right people.

Jesus called them because they were there.  And the ones that said YES.  They became His people. Are you getting this?"

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