Jesus > Religion

“I’m not into religion.”
When someone tells me that I reply with, “Well, I’m not either.. I’m not talking about religion but instead, I’m talking about a relationship with Jesus.”
Lots and lots of people are turned off with religion. They are turned off with squabbling and the judging of some religious people.
In the book of Acts, the apostle Paul was in Athens. He noticed idols to different gods. As Paul spoke to the people he said, “I notice that you are very religious…” Paul then went on to explain that Jesus was not made with human hands and could not be contained in an idol.
I’m not into religion either. Religion can be mean. Religion can be legalistic and judgmental. Religion has lots of “do’s and don’ts.”
But Jesus is loving and forgiving. Jesus knows that everyone is different. Jesus loves us. Jesus tells us not to throw stones at one another. Jesus tells us to love one another.
Today, I encourage you to focus on Jesus. Don’t get hung up on religion. Don’t get into religious debates. Stay focused on Jesus.
Jesus loves us… forgives us… accepts us.
Jesus said, “Come to me those of you who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest; take my yoke upon you and learn from me…”

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