“God helps those who help themselves.”
“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
“Love the sinner, hate the sin.”
“Everything happens for a reason.”
These phrases, and lots of phrases like them, sound spiritual. Folks say them all the time. Many Christians believe that you can find them in the Bible. But, in actuality, Jesus never said these things, and they aren’t in the Bible. In fact, what Jesus actually did say tends to contradict – tends not to line up with – these sayings. And yet, we say them anyway. We act like they are true, like they are part of our faith. Why? Starting on August 30, we are going to spend a few weeks thinking about things that Jesus NEVER said, and asking whether these sayings are consistent with he ACTUALLY said. We may be challenged. We may realize that a lot of the things we think we know about God aren’t actually the same as what God has to say to us. Mark your calendars and invite a friend for a chance to think deeply and grow into a deeper faith.