Powered by 4 - January 30, 2012

 

Not about Religion

today's reading.
Luke 6:1-11    On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands...

the blog.
We have a saying here at Back to the Bible. "It's not about religion…It is about a relationship." That's what popped into my mind as I read Luke 6:1-11 and read Jesus' words "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath" (vs. 5), and took in His actions of healing the crippled man on the Sabbath (vs. 10). Jesus is showing the religious leaders that following Him is not about keeping a list of rules and regulations (i.e. religion).

So what does the phrase "It's not about religion…it is about a relationship" mean to you? And how might you use it to explain to someone that being a good person, by itself, will not get them into heaven? Tami W.

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