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1 Weird FaithWeird Faith

2 Religion or Relationship?Religion or Relationship? Luke 18:9-14 (p.800)Luke 18:9-14 (p.800) Results of religion:Results of religion: –Pride–Pride –Despair–Despair

3 Luke 5:8-11Luke 5:8-11 Do you have to earn God’s acceptance?Do you have to earn God’s acceptance? Live WITH Jesus, not for Jesus –Live WITH Jesus, not for Jesus – –“with” fulfills “for”–“with” fulfills “for” Do you know and love Him personally?Do you know and love Him personally?

4 We put no confidence in human effort, though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more! I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure- blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law. I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault.

5 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ. Philippians 3:3-8

6 For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:8b-9

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8 Romans 3:20-22 (p.859)Romans 3:20-22 (p.859) Religion = human effort to reach God.Religion = human effort to reach God. Christ = God’s WEIRD way to reach humans.Christ = God’s WEIRD way to reach humans. Faith in Jesus = trust = relationship.Faith in Jesus = trust = relationship. Romans 5:1-11Romans 5:1-11

9 How do you get closer to a person?How do you get closer to a person? –Talk, time, letters, praise, obedience–Talk, time, letters, praise, obedience –Tell others about life with Him–Tell others about life with Him –Spend time with others who know and love Him.–Spend time with others who know and love Him.

10 Weird DesiresWeird Desires

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