Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor of Creative Arts

Now four weeks into our Arrival series, we see the continuation of the mounting pressure placed onto Jesus. This weekend we unpacked Luke 20:20-26. Again, the religious leaders attempt to trap him in one of the hotly debated issues of the day. But as we see time and again, we are never more foolish than when we think we are smarter than God!

Other quotes and passages used:

Luke 20:19, John 12:19, Colossians 1:16, Colossians 2:2b-3, Romans 13:7

“Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.” Winston Churchill

Ways we unwittingly think we outwit God:

  1. We think he gauges the sincerity of our faith on what we say rather than what we do.
  2. We think he doesn’t understand the real motives of our hearts.
  3. We think he doesn’t understand what we’re really doing (and not doing) with our money. (Or our time, or our energy, or our influence).
  4. We think we can hide our sin from his eyes and won’t face the real consequences.
  5. We think he is as easily misled and deceived as people are.

Outwitting God???

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