Hunger and Thirst Games Message 2

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Transcript Hunger and Thirst Games Message 2

The Hunger
and Thirst
Games
Matthew 5:6
The video Jesus vs Religion
received over 12 million hits
Why?
Blessed are those who
hunger and thirst for
righteousness,
for they will be filled. - Jesus
Matthew 5:6
Religion by definition says
the body of persons adhering
to a particular set of beliefs
and practices: a world
council of religions.
Jesus was opposed to any
system that stood between the
hurting, the broken, the sinful
and Him.
Religion, in the videos case, is
a set of beliefs or practices
without Jesus.
There are six cases of the word
religion in the Bible (depending in
translation). Here are three of them
1 Timothy 5:4
But if a widow has children or grandchildren,
these should learn first of all to put their
religion into practice by caring for their own
family and so repaying their parents and
grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
James 1:26
Those who consider themselves
religious and yet do not keep a
tight rein on their tongues deceive
themselves, and their religion is
worthless.
James 1:27
Religion that God our Father
accepts as pure and faultless is
this: to look after orphans and
widows in their distress and to
keep oneself from being polluted
by the world.
Jesus and the
Thirsty Woman
John chapter 4
The Samaritan woman said to him,
“You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan
woman. How can you ask me for a
drink?” (For Jews do not associate with
Samaritans.)
Religion is about separation
not unity.
“Are you greater than our father Jacob,
who gave us the well and drank from it
himself, as did also his sons and his
livestock?”
Religion is about “where do you
worship” instead of “who do you
worship?”
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman
went back to the town...
When you meet Jesus you’ll
leave your “bucket” (religion)
behind to reach the world.
Religion, a list of do’s
and don’t’s will never
satisfy our hunger, but
Jesus will.
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