Established in Grace (Session 7)
Jesus does not want your religious works. He wants your heart. God has never wanted service from you. God just wants you. In this message, Jeff Turner affirms the purpose of the finished work of Christ.
Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.
–Luke 4:38-39 (NIV)
Therefore the Lord said:
“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
And honor Me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me,
And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work
Among this people,
A marvelous work and a wonder;
For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
And the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.”
–Isaiah 29:13 (NKJV)