What religion is powerless to do, GOD did!
Face it. Religion can get pretty strange pretty quickly. Mystical. Superstitious. Legalistic. Judgmental. Hypocritical.
But religion isn't going away. The human race has an insatiable curiosity regarding the divine. Since the beginning of time, men and women have established elaborate rituals and traditions in an attempt to bridge the gap between the seen and the unseen; between the sacred and the secular.
And while each of these systems provided formulas for communicating with and securing the blessings of a particular deity, none provided the one thing humankind most desires—assurance. But with the birth of Christianity, all of that changed. In this 4-part message series, Andy Stanley explains how the message of Christ serves as the fulfillment of religion. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - Reflections of a Zealot (Andy Stanley)
Many horrible things have been done and are being done in the name of God. So, it's easy to understand why people turn away from religion. We want to have faith, to believe our lives have purpose, but our experiences contradict everything we trust in. If you've lost your religion, if everything around you is saying there is no God, is it even possible for you to find it again? In this message, Andy Stanley uses the story of a zealot's radical conversion to reveal the answer to this question. Acts 26:9-18, Micah 7:18
Part 2 - Just In Case (Andy Stanley)
Religion can be weird. Odd cultic behavior. Faces of religious icons appearing in random places. Fanatical rules and restrictions to follow in order to be good. Are these all misguided attempts by religious nuts to connect with God? Are we trying too hard to make sense of something so big and mysterious? In this message, Andy Stanley explains why what Jesus offers is different. Acts 17:16-34
Part 3 - The Eight Commandments (Andy Stanley)
Most world religions require adherence to certain laws or rules and they agree that we all fall short of God's standards. Where most religions differ with Christianity is the way to reconcile with God. In this message, Andy Stanley reveals the revolutionary solution to this dilemma that is available to everyone. Romans 8:1-4
Part 4 - Unfair and Uncomfortable (Andy Stanley)
To wrap up this series, Andy Stanley tackles a major obstacle for many people as they consider accepting the message of Jesus and placing their faith in God. It's often what comes to mind first when they think about Christianity. It does what religion is powerless to do. Listen as Andy explains how Christianity turned the religious world upside down. Romans 5:6-8