Nic @ Night 3: Religion vs. Gospel

Nicodemus was very religious. And this was a major obstacle preventing him from receiving the teaching and understanding the message of Jesus. Here's a wonderful contrast between RELIGION and THE GOSPEL by Tim Keller: RELIGION: I obey, therefore I’m accepted. THE GOSPEL: I’m accepted, therefore I obey. RELIGION: Motivation is based on fear and insecurity. THE GOSPEL: Motivation is … Continue reading Nic @ Night 3: Religion vs. Gospel

Nic @ Night 2: Religion Isn’t Enough

Reposted from 2012. To kick off the new year, we're exploring one of my favorite "Christ Encounters" in the Gospels -- Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus. Here's how the clandestine story begins: There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee.  After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” … Continue reading Nic @ Night 2: Religion Isn’t Enough