Being Religious Is A Good Way To Waste Your Life

THE STORY

CREATION-God spoke and the universe was brought into existence.

FALL-Man rebelled against God. Sin infected the entire universe. Death and hell are now enemies of every person born on earth.

REDEMPTIONJesus died on a cross to redeem (liberate from the bondage and slavery of sin) all creation. Believers have been called to bring the message of redemption to those who have been enslaved to sin and death.

RESTORATION-One day Jesus will return and make all things right.

These four words describe reality, the story that is unfolding all around you in everyday life. Here is the important question, how will you respond to this story?

A) Pursue a life of pleasure and comfort.

B) Become religious (cold, lifeless orthodoxy) and stay out of trouble. Live a safe, respectable, moral life.

C) Realize that your days on earth are numbered, die to self, live life with passion and zeal so that that others will come to know and experience the good news of Jesus Christ.

So, which answer best describes your life?

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. -Matthew 5:13-16

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