He's Too Counter-Cultural
September 4, 2011 Speaker: Series: Top Ten Reasons Why Not To Follow Jesus
Topic: Beliefs Verse: John 14:6–14:6
TOP 10 REASONS WHY NOT TO FOLLOW JESUS
“He’s Too Counter-Cultural”
Pastor Duane Cross | 09.04.2011
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
“Jesus is the only One who can save people. His name is the only power in the world that has been given to save people. We must be saved through him.” (Acts 4:12)
OBJECTION #1: God excepts everyone who is sincere.
“Enter through the narrow gate. The gate is wide and the road is wide that leads to hell, and many people enter through that gate. But the gate is small and the road is narrow that leads to true life. Only a few people find that road.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
OBJECTION #2: All religions are basically the same.
“Test everything.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
OBJECTION #3: Christianity is narrow and unfair.
1. Christians aren’t the only ones claiming to be exclusively right.
2. Christians aren’t the one’s being narrow or intolerant.
3. Something can be narrow and true at the same time.
OBJECTION #4: Who says Jesus and the Bible are right?
4 FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS
* Where did I come from?
* What is the meaning of life?
* How do I become right with God?
* Where am I going to die?
OBJECTION #5: What about those who have never heard of Jesus Christ?
God will somehow judge them fairly.
“...since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20(NIV)
What’s our response to this message?
FIND THE TRUTH
ACCEPT THE TRUTH
LET OTHERS KNOW THE TRUTH