Have you ever wondered… WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? between New Testament Christianity and other faith’s like Mormonism… Catholicism… Islam…. New Age Spiritualism… and Jehovah’s Witness? With all the varying faiths around us… WHAT are we really to BELIEVE? What do these other RELIGIONS really TEACH? WHY do I BELIEVE… WHAT I BELIEVE? Well… In this New Series here at Church of Celebration… we’ll examine WHY we can BELIEVE the BIBLE without a shadow of doubt… and WHAT these Other Religions really teach… and most importantly HOW to TALK TO PEOPLE of OTHER FAITHS with CONFIDENCE in THE GOSPEL! You… Don’t… Want… To… Miss… This… Series!
Sunday Snapshot… (Wk1) WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The Theme of Galatians... JESUS PLUS NOTHING! (That’s also THE GOSPEL!)
THE GOSPEL and RELIGION are Two Completely Different Things!
(It’s time we STOP getting them CONFUSED!)
RELIGION vs. THE GOSPEL...
1a. RELIGION is SALVATION through MORAL EFFORT!
1b. THE GOSPEL is SALVATION by GRACE through JESUS CHRIST!
2a. RELIGION FOCUSES on what I DO or DON'T DO!
2b. THE GOSPEL FOCUSES on what JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE!
3a. RELIGION produces PRIDE and DESPAIR!
3b. THE GOSPEL produces PEACE and CONFIDENCE!
4a. RELIGION is motivated by FEAR!
4b. THE GOSPEL is motivated by LOVE!
You DETERMINE the VALUE of SOMETHING by WHAT SOMEONE is willing to PAY FOR IT... GOD GAVE HIS SON (JESUS CHRIST) FOR YOU! (You are WORTH MORE than YOU THINK!)
See You Sunday Celebrators… (9A / 10:45A)
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)