The Older Son
The problem that Jesus had with the Pharisee’s was their hypocrisy.
Religious Legalism vs The Gospel
Legalism – I obey, therefore I am accepted.
Gospel – I am accepted, therefore I obey.
Legalism – God will love me if I change.
Gospel – God will change me because He loves me.
Legalism – based on fear or pride.
Gospel – based on joy and humility.
Legalism – My identity and self-worth is based mainly in how hard I work.
Gospel – My identity and self-worth is based solely in Christ and his work on my behalf.
Legalism – Righteousness is achieved by what I do.
Gospel – Righteousness is imputed to me by Jesus.
The Father’s Heart: from Genesis to Revelation
- Genesis 3:15
- Genesis 12:1-3
- John 3:16-17
- 2 Peter 3:9
- Revelation 7:9-12
- Ephesians 2:8-9
- Titus 3:5