God forgave us so that our sin is no longer the issue. We no longer have the demand of impossible rules to earn the favor of God, it was given to us freely by Christ. So what makes us so prideful? Is it because we can’t accept that it’s all free? Is it because we feel better thinking we’ve contributed? Believing spirituality is as easy as wearing nice things to a church service.
I suspect that, if the innkeeper had known the whole story, he would have made room in his inn. If he was savvy in marketing, he could have made a buck or two on it. If he really knew, he could have created a “Jesus Suite” and advertised it in the newspapers…maybe even put up a bronze plaque that read: “Jesus was born here.”
A virgin gives birth to the Son of God? A dead man gets up out of the grave and says we can too? Isn’t that just superstitious nonsense? Join Holly Ordway on SBE as she talks about her book, Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms.
The Bible can be a frustrating book, especially when the religious manipulators use the “law enforcement texts” to keep us in line. The mother of all those texts is Jesus’ parable of the talents; a favorite of fundraisers, Sunday school teachers and guilt-trippers everywhere. Well, no more. This message from Steve will set you free!
Christianity is for the weak. God himself took on helpless, human flesh… a baby in a barn. The creator and sustainer of all life depended on us to change his diapers. He suffered the rejection of his own people, his closest friends’ betrayal, and then he died a humiliating death at the hands of a brutal government. But that’s not the end of the story.
Being a pastor is a tough job, and it can take a toll on the relationships that matter most. Shari Thomas is married to a church planting pastor, and she’s here to talk about God’s radical grace for pastors’ wives and families. Join Steve, Shari and the Key Life pastors as they answer the question, “Is it finished for your relationships?”
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