Who God Is
by Michael Lewis
August 8, 2021
Jesus never wants us to abandon religion.
Religion is a system of beliefs and practices that helps us to be closer to God.
Religion is NOT made up by people by passed on from God.
“For what I delivered to you as of first importance is what I also received…” -1 Corinthians 15:3
Mark 2:23, 24; Deuteronomy 23:24, 25
The basic message about religion:
1. The disciples were not breaking God’s Law, they were just breaking a twisted interpretation of God’s principle.
2. Jesus taught God’s law exists for the benefit of people.
“Hear O Israel, and be careful to obey God’s law so that it may go well with you…” -Deuteronomy 6:3
Genesis 1:27-2:3; Luke 10:30-37
Two Questions to Ponder:
1. Does your religion stress you?
“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30
2. Does your religion bring you a sense of fulfillment and bless others?
“If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” -James 1:26, 27