Sermon Date: December 16, 2018
Speaker: Pastor Martin Hawley
Christians believe many crazy things-including that God showed up in a human body and lived among humankind. But why? Join us at South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, on Sundays, beginning November 18, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for this new teaching series: Why God Became One of Us.
Why would God want to become one of us and live in a world like ours? A world of anxiety … A world of chaos … A world of heartache … Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live in this world? Pastor Hawley targets this perplexing question in this four-part series, Why God Became One of Us.
Part 4 of 4 - Jesus Came to Put Religion in Its Place (John 1:14; Mark 2:24, 27; Isaiah 1:11-17; Matthew 22:37-40) – December 16: We want answers for life's mysteries. Is there an afterlife? Will I see my mom again? What does the Bible say about divorce? Religion tries to answer those questions. Religion is about answers, order, and predictability. Unfortunately, life isn't about any of those things. Life can be messy. Religion has a place in our lives, but Jesus taught us it shouldn't be in first place. When religion takes first place, it begins flexing its muscles at the expense of mercy. Jesus came to put religion in its place.