Pastor Armstrong's lenten sermon series: Will the real Jesus please stand up? False Christs in the world and in the church.
“Our false Christ of the week: ‘Jesus, the cheerleader’”
I. The problem: a faulty worldview: ethical hedonism—_____________, rather than God’s Word, constitute truth.
A. This false Christ/idol exalts _____________ and avoids __________, always cheering you on in the pursuit of ________________ (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
B. This false Christ/idol avoids _________________ and any mention of __________.
II. The result: you have no need of the real Jesus.
A. You will not call on the doctor unless you realize you are _________ (Mark 2:17).
B. Avoiding the Law encourages ________________ (1 John 3:4).
III. The solution: we don’t __________ people into the faith, we confess ___________________.
A. Jesus is not a _____________, He is objective, unchanging __________ (John 14:6).
B. He proclaims both __________________ and sin’s _________________ (Mark 1:17; Matthew 25:41).
C. He came to call not the “righteous,” but _______________ (Luke 5:32; 1 John 1:8-9; Romans 5:20).