'Who's on Trial?'
The claims of Jesus have been debated ever since he walked this earth. Today is no different. People are generally fine with the “acceptable” parts of Jesus’ message, such as his commands to:
- Love one another.
- Do unto others what you would want done to you.
- Turn the other cheek.
- Go the extra mile.
You get the point. However, Jesus calls us to much more. He is not just a moral religious teacher. He is not just an influential figure in history. He is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Believing in Him is the only way to have your sins forgiven and the only way to have a relationship with God. These are the claims that are controversial and inflammatory for so many.
It's important that we consider the evidence behind these claims. As we do so, I would encourage you not to take my word for it, but instead, listen to the actual words of Jesus. That is our goal this Sunday as we consider John 5:30-47 together. John paints the scene like a courtroom drama. There are witnesses, and there are indictments and accusations. The question is: who is on trial? Is it Jesus, the religious leaders, or us? Come on Sunday to find out.