Following Jesus is not about religion
Religion emphasizes rules and rituals. Jesus was different. Jesus saw religion as an obstacle that kept people from God. Religion takes what God intended to be incredibly simple and clear and makes it muddy and complicated.
Religion offers an invitation to behave. Jesus offers only one invitation — believe.
Jesus didn’t come to begin a religion. He came to offer people a personal relationship with God. The message of Jesus was clear — God loved the world so much that He sent His son into the world to save the world from sin. He did this by dying on the cross for our sins. He took our place so that after his resurrection we could be right with God.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son."
THE QUESTION IS: DO YOU BELIEVE?
"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
THE FIRST STEP TO FOLLOWING IS BELIEVING
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