Why Jesus | Nobody’s Perfect! | April 14, 2019

 

What’s the Standard?
The Pharisees were the Billy Grahams of their day
Everyone looked up to them
Jesus praised their righteousness | Matthew 5:20
Do you live in a small house or a penthouse? | Luke 18:9-14

 

Wait a Minute… What’s the Standard?
Isn’t there a Law to live by? | Mark 10:17-20
You’ve heard it said, but I tell you… | Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28…
It’s all about the heart! | Mark 10:21-25; Matthew 6:21

 

Who Then Can Be Saved?!
With man this is impossible, but not with God… | Mark 10:26-27
All things are possible with God

 

Does Anyone Deserve to be Saved?
Are you better than the “mom” from Milladore?
Is there anything more reprehensible?!
How about killing God’s one and only Son?

 

Why Jesus?
We need someone like us…
     who understands us…
     but is perfect…
     to represent us to God… | Hebrewa 2:14-18
With confidence?! What about righteousness? | Hebrews 4:14-16
Jesus seemed to think that personal righteousness was a pretty big deal… remember?! | Matthew 5:20
Our righteousness is not earned by us… | 2 Corinthians 5:21
     it is by grace through faith in JESUS! | Romans 3:21-26