March 7, 2021 Lord’s Day Service
sent His Beloved Son to the earth
for the sake of
the will that was fulfilled in heaven,
and also wanted to fulfill it on earth (Mt 6:10).
Since the name ‘Jesus’ is full of God’s will
that was fulfilled in heaven (Mt 1:21),
Jesus did not come to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance (Mk 2:17).
Worldly religions put stress on ethics and moral (Mt 5:17-20),
so they regard sinners and those with them as virtueless (Mk 2:16).
Jesus did not come to call healthy people who do not need a doctor,
but came to call the sick who need a doctor.
Jesus did not come for worldly religions,
but came to call sinners who could not cope with religion (Mt 3:5-9).
Religion is a worn-out wineskin and cannot contain new wine.
God regards a repentant person without religion as a new wineskin.
The truth is blocked by religion
and is always judged ethically by it (Mt 23:1-7).
The Holy Spirit does not enter religion, but comes on
those who repent and works (Acts 2:37-39).
○ As new wine must be put into new wineskins,
you cannot accept the truth by religious conscience.
○ Look at the Lord’s calling.
Is there a religious righteous person?
He called all those who were worthy to be condemned.
○ Do not boast of a religious conscience,
have the heart of a repentant sinner,
repent, and be baptized to become a new wineskin.
※ Those who boast of a religious conscience cannot become the Lord’s servants.
God chooses spirits of sinful tax collectors and prostitutes
who repent and return to Him.