Redefining Rituals

From Why Jesus Hates Religion episode 8 of 8

Rituals some times have negative connotations attached to them. Mainly because by them, we believe we can make our own way to God. But are these the type of rituals that God has implemented for us, so that we can do things to make God happy?  In his last sermon during the…


The Power of Love

From Why Jesus Hates Religion episode 7 of 8

For many of us, love has been experienced as conditional. If we perform well, we are loved well. If we mess up, we are loved less. But this is not how God loves us. Pastor Kenton explains for us that when we view our relationship with God in the sense of do’s and don’ts,…


Won’t You be My Neighbor

From Why Jesus Hates Religion episode 6 of 8

Jesus says that the two greatest commandments are to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. But just like the rich young ruler, we seem to always ask, “who is my neighbor?” In his sermon Won’t You Be…


Who Cares

From Why Jesus Hates Religion episode 5 of 8

God’s heart is for those in need. And if God’s heart is for those need, should our hearts be the same? All of us were once spiritual orphans, completely lost, fatherless, and roaming through life on our own. But God loved us too much to leave us that way. When…


Live your life with love

week of Oct 1 - Oct 7 DAY 1

Your love and your faithfulness bring you My favor. They bring glory to you and to Me. Jesus’ life and death is glorified by the way you love Me and others. Your love and faithfulness makes you righteous and gives you a peace that those who do not know Me envy. You are…


Heartbreak

week of Sep 24 - Sep 30 DAY 4

You wonder where I am — how I would allow your heart to be broken. You question whether I am with you or against you in your pain. Whether I am a good God. Believe that I know your pain and feel it as deeply as you do. My goodness is not measured by your pain or freedom…


Rest of the Story

From Why Jesus Hates Religion episode 4 of 8

Do you ever find life to be challenging? Almost to much to bear? Many things in life carry weight and it’s not always manageable. Add the constant addiction to self-improvement, self-achievement, and thinking we can do it without God, no wonder we get burned out so…


My Peace is Yours

week of Sep 24 - Sep 30 DAY 3

I hear your cries – cries that seek My hand on your life – cries that offer sacrifices in exchange for My protection, provision, and love. I do not desire your sacrifices but rather your heart. I am gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. While…


Money. Sex. Wine.

week of Sep 24 - Sep 30 DAY 2

I know that you are tempted by what the world parades before you. Money. Sex. Wine. Beauty and gluttony are ways of the world that are not My ways. They are tempting because they are easy. They are fast. They are even pleasant in the moment. But they do not last. Even so,…


Every Effort

week of Sep 24 - Sep 30 DAY 1

Why do you fight amongst yourselves? What is to be gained by seeking worldly justice between children of God–dividing My children and stepping into the darkness of the world. You do not belong to the world, but to Me. I have chosen you out of the world. I have chosen you…