Hard Truths

This past week I spoke about being a church….a people that has a taste for truth, even the difficult ones.  Sometimes we don’t really want to hear or know the truth, because it cuts us, it wounds us and it just plain hurts.  The Bible is full of truths that we would really rather not accept, but ones that we must embrace if we are to truly wrap our minds and hearts around the gospel.  Here are the 4 hard truths that we covered on Saturday;


1.  That there is one truth, an absolute truth.  Not all roads lead to heaven.  As arrogant and intolerant as that sounds, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father,   except through me.”


2. You’re not a good person. I know that one hurts.  It hurts me too, but even though some of us might behave “better” than others, we are all still wicked at heart. Paul writes in Romans that “There is no one who is righteous, not even one.  There is none that seeks after God.”


3. God is not really interested in your happiness. What?  How can a loving God not want us to be happy?  Well, if you are a parent are you always interested in what will make your children happy?  Or what is best for them?  Wanting us to be happy and making our happiness priority number one are two different things!


4. You have nothing. Simply put…God owns it all.  Your possessions, your money, your resources, even your children are God’s and are simply on loan to you from Him.  What kind of steward are you?


You see?  Not easy to swallow, but truth nonetheless.  The cool thing is, if any of these weren’t true, the gospel wouldn’t be the gospel and we wouldn’t have forgiveness and a new life in Christ.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting a new hard truth for us to chew on.


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