If you take a trip through the bible, it seems that different people at different times were convinced that you had to be blameless if you wanted to be with God. It was as if people believed that you had earn a spot next to God. In our minds, we might say that we know that God does not work that way. God loves us no matter what. God accepts us no matter what. We can pray to God no matter what we have done. Although we say these things, our emotions and behaviors tell a different story. In truth, we, too, look like people who are earning or proving something.
Sunday message from July 21, 2013.