Religious people often stumble over Jesus and miss God’s salvation because they depend upon good deeds and religious rituals to satisfy God’s demand for righteousness. But God’s demand for righteousness is satisfied only through faith in Jesus who offers it to us as a free gift.
If we come to God through our own efforts to be righteous, we will stumble over Jesus Christ and be ruined forever. If we come to God through faith, we will have Jesus Christ as our cornerstone and receive righteousness and life in Him.
Faith is a gift from God that connects us to God’s person and to every one of God’s blessings. Without faith we do not have God and without God we have nothing. In this Father’s Day message from Mark 5:21-43, Pastor Ritch teaches how Jesus used the circumstances of one father to grow and shape his faith and dependence upon God.
Are you most concerned about God’s standing before you or your standing before God? In this message from Romans 9:21-24, Pastor Ritch begins to explain why the way you answer this question offers a stark diagnosis of your spiritual health.