Author(s): Matt Fuller
How am I meant to feel as a Christian?
You can go to an evangelical church on a Sunday and be told: "Christian, you are loved by God, no matter what you've done. God could not love you more than he does." You can go to another evangelical church and be told: "You're a wretched sinner." The emphasis can feel very different, and yet both churches are teaching truth. Holding both truths together in balance can be tricky but it's essential for healthy Christian living. Overemphasizing one at the expense of the other causes all sorts of problems.
Perfect Sinners will help us keep the balance, as we distinguish between our "status" before God and our "walk" with him.
Intro: What does God think of me? 1. How can God love me when he hates sin? 2. How strong does my faith need to be? 3. Does God only love me because he's obliged to? 4. Does God's love for me vary? 5. Should I ever feel guilty? 6. Does God reward us differently? 7. Why does God discipline me if he loves me? 7.5. But does he really still love me? 8. How hard do I have to work to change? 9. If God has promised to keep us, why are there so many warnings about falling away? 10. Saints hear the voice of Jesus and sinners get deceived by Satan. Final Word: Perfection is eternal – sin is not