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An Inside Job

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There’s a big difference in religion and Jesus. Most people don’t understand this difference. Religion involves a set of rules and rituals you follow to be acceptable to God. Christianity is about a Savior who fulfilled all the requirements for you and then comes to live inside you. This is a game-changer!

When you sincerely open your life to God through Jesus Christ, Jesus will change your life from the inside out. Real belief in Jesus changes your heart. It transforms the way you think, and the way you live. Not because you’re merely following a set of external religious rules and rituals, but because you have a new nature inside of you. God lives in you.

Religion is an attempt to externally conform your behavior to some code of conduct, set of rules or the practice of rituals. A relationship with God is something that impacts and transforms you at a heart level.

Genuine faith and commitment to Jesus Christ changes our desires. Now it’s not a demand that you have to please God, it’s now a true desire, you want to please God. Your affections change and you genuinely love God and want to obey Him. Take a look at 1 John 5:3-4 (NIV) “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

Being a Christian is not a religious thing; it’s a relationship thing. When Jesus is in your life, your life changes for the better. Not because you have to, but because you want to!

Pastor Dale