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Religion Is Dead - Week 15 - #FAIL

Religion Is Dead

Speaker: Tim Burch
Date: June 12, 2016

When Jesus died on the cross, religion died with him. As he rose from the dead, religion stayed in the grave. Jesus did not come to start a religion but to secure for us the grace necessary to be the end of religion. The church is not in the religion business; it is in the Gospel-proclaiming business. Religion gives us an unending list of rules that never quite seems possible to complete, but Jesus came to give us life and life to the fullest and freest. Perhaps our view of Christianity, Jesus, God, church and the Bible as a religion is not accurate. What does the Bible actually say about religion? It is dead! Join us as we journey through the book of Galatians.

Religion is Dead: #FAIL

Big Idea: Anything other than the Gospel is a #FAIL

Who will #Fail

Galatians 5:25-26 ESV

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Big Idea: Anything other than the Gospel is a #FAIL

When We #Fail

Galatians 6:1 ESV

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Quote - “This suggests that gentleness is born of a sense of our own weakness and proneness to sin” John Stott

Quote - “Nothing reveals the wickedness of legalism better than the way the legalist treat those who have sinned.” – Warren Wiersbe

Galatians 6:1-2 ESV

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

John 13:34-35 ESV

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

Why We #Fail

Galatians 6:3 ESV

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

We Are Not Our #Fail

Galatians 6:4-5 ESV

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

Big Idea: Anything other than the Gospel is a #FAIL

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