Sermon Date: April 22, 2018
Speaker: Pastor Martin Hawley
South Bay Bible Church, is challenging our community to Losing Your Religion?: What If You’ve been Looking for God in All the Wrong Places? You see, religion can get pretty strange pretty quickly. Mystical. Superstitious. Legalistic. Judgmental. Hypocritical. But religion isn't going away.
The human race has an insatiable curiosity regarding the divine. Since the beginning of time, men and women have established elaborate rituals and traditions in an attempt to bridge the gap between the seen and the unseen; between the sacred and the secular.
And while each of these systems provided formulas for communicating with and securing the blessings of a particular deity, none provided the one thing humankind most desires—assurance. But with the birth of Christianity, all of that changed.
In this 4-part message series, Pastor Hawley explains how the message of Christ serves as the fulfillment of religion.
Part 4 of 4 Unfair and Uncomfortable (Romans 5:6-8) – April 22: Fairness isn't an argument. Every religion recognizes our failures. In fact, we can label our failures as "mistakes," but there's no denying that everyone falls short. Maybe it's unfair that we don't measure up, but it's true. Maybe it's uncomfortable that we needed help to get out of our mess, but it's true. The reality is this – we live in a broken world, and we're a part of it. So what did God do about that?