I’m not very fond of religion… and neither was Jesus. Religion is about the actions, emotions, and knowledge required to reach some spiritual goal. But it’s too easy for us to get into the actions and the emotions and the knowledge as if those things are ends in themselves. It’s too easy for us to get distracted from the true spiritual goals.
That’s why Jesus so vehemently opposed the religious leaders of his day. That’s why Jesus so vigorously supported a simple relationship with God over anything else.
It’s so easy for us to turn faith in Jesus and a relationship with him into a religion, but in this series, we’ll be having a conversation about what Jesus really wants from his followers.
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01. No Time
Religion is the reliance on rituals and doctrines for spiritual gain. What is Christianity? If the accounts of Jesus are accurate, then Christianity is not a religion. It is the reality of a relationship between the Creator and his creation. Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Revelation 1:3 View All Files at the Internet Archive
02. Religion is Heartless
In this message Pastor Jeff focuses on the letter to Ephesus in Revelation and what it teaches us about finding our first love. Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Revelation 2:1-7 View All Files at the Internet Archive
03. Religion Is Easy
Religion is easy, but following Jesus is tough. Following Jesus is where the true reward lies. Speaker: Brandon Biggs :: Passage: Revelation 1:3 View All Files at the Internet Archive
04. Religion Is Deceptive
Deception starts with – that makes sense – and leads to something distracting or destructive. Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Rev 2:12-17
05. Religion Is Powerful
Stephen Covey identified four basic human needs; to live, love, learn, and leave a legacy. Religion gains power by addressing these four basic human needs. In this message Pastor Jeff uses the letter to the church in Thyatira to illustrate that religion has power, but Jesus has all authority. Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Rev […]
06. Religion Puts You to Sleep
Religion can put you to sleep. In this message Pastor Jeff shares from the letter to the church in Sardis. The church in Sardis was sleepwalking. Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Revelation 3:1-6 View All Files at the Internet Archive
07. Religion Is About Us
Religion is about us, but following Jesus is all about Him. Speaker: Jeff Mikels :: Passage: Revelation 3:7-13 View All Files at the Internet Archive