Sometimes we mistake the really small commands for the most important ones. Sometimes we assume that the most important commands are the really small ones. Sometimes we don't keep any of the commands and just make up our own.
Why does it matter what we do with our money? It's ours, after all! Isn't it?
What if, instead of doing the things God has commanded us to do, we instead did the things that we wanted to do? What if the rules we followed were not the ones God intended, but rather rules we made up? What if we went to God, praying about our righteousness with regard to those rules, when all along we have been ignoring the rules God gave us?
Some of what Jesus said was tough. He challenged his followers to love their enemies, to forgive and to be generous. We're often tempted to skip the more difficult parts of Jesus teaching. But we can't consider ourselves followers if we're not really following. In this message we explore what it takes to fully and deeply follow Christ.