Patrol Your Pleasures
Pastor Mark Jenkins, Speaking
Religion focuses on outward activities and appearance. If you can keep up the right appearance and do the right things, or at least appear to be doing the right things, you’ll pass, and you’ll be applauded. Jesus was not interested in appearances or outward expressions of faith that only served to convince others of one’s spirituality. Jesus fought to expose the deception of the human heart and even entertained the idea of eliminating or cutting off from oneself any worldly pleasure that derailed one’s ability to honor God with a pure heart. That didn’t sit well then and it still doesn’t today. No wonder they crucified Him. Today, we’ll entertain one of Jesus’ teaching on this subject that ultimately got Him killed, but hopefully will bring life to those who choose to listen to Him today.