Have you ever Google searched the question, “What are the most common things people think are in the Bible, that are NOT actually in the Bible?”
To save you the effort, here are a few things you’ll find when you Google that question:
“Cleanliness is next to godliness.”
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
While each of those statements are often quoted, none of them are found in the Bible.
This summer we’ll be diving into a series called, That’s NOT What He Said, which will remind us of what Jesus actually taught and said about living life as true followers of His.
By listening, learning and applying what Jesus actually taught, this series will certainly lead every person to a closer walk with Him.
It seems like we spend a lot of life hoping to receive the approval of people. Social media is certainly one of those areas. The more likes we get, the better we feel about ourselves. Some people have such a hunger for praise that they’ll go to almost any length to get it. They have a hard time saying “no” to anyone. They want so much to be liked that it’s almost impossible to overcome peer pressure. Their whole life is viewed as a stage performance seeking applause and avoiding the disapproval of the crowd. But Jesus never said to covet the approval of people. He wanted us to play to an audience of One. This Sunday we’ll be reminded how what’s done in secret is what pleases God.