Something Better Than Religion

Matthew 2:1-12

This is not your father's religion. 
True religion is not about race and it's not about ritual. 
We have a tendency to want to box God in. 
It has always been a challenge to make the distinction between cultural preferences and Biblical principles. 
1. God reveals Himself to those who seek Him
  • He reveals Himself to those who are looking for Him. 
  • "....When you search for me, you find me; if you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
2. God speaks to those who will listen. 
  • The important thing is that we're paying attention. 
  • It takes faith to believe that god is speaking to you, and it takes faith to act on that belief. 
  1. Gods speaks to us through the Bible. 
  2. God speaks to us through the preaching/teaching of His Word. 
  3. God also speaks to us through many other sources. 
  • Everything he told them was consistent with Scripture. 
3. God leads those who will follow. 
  • In this place there is no path, I'm the path. 
  • The truth is, He wants to lead us more than we want to follow. 
  • It's about a personal relationship with Him.