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.
Right before Jesus left the earth He was very specific as to the role His believers would play in sharing the good news with the world. He never said that we should have a faith that we don’t share. He actually said the opposite. He said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” Acts 1:8. That directive from Jesus was a mandate that every person who is a witness to His power and authority should share the message of the gospel. So we’re all called to evangelize, but to be honest many wish Jesus hadn’t said that. This Sunday we’ll kick off this series with a teaching that will hopefully take the worry out of witnessing.