“I Like The Personal God, I Don’t Like His Personal Accountability“

Speaker: Paul Godbout

Series: The Gospel of John

Primary text: John 5:16-30

Speaker: Paul Godbout
Series: The Gospel of John
Primary text: John 5:16-30

I can't have a personal god without personal accountability.

Many followers of Christ have a favorite verse they cling to and it becomes their go-to in times of adversity or struggle. But do you have verses you find you would rather avoid? Maybe you want the God from Philippians 4:19 to ‘supply all your needs’ but don’t want the Only Begotten Son from Mark 12:31 who commands you to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Or do you want a God who intervenes to solve your problems but you don’t want a Jesus who has something to say about your promiscuity. Is there a part of your life where you’re trying to keep God at arm’s length because you know you won’t like what he has to say about it? God is our God in all things, not just in the things that already make us feel good about ourselves. He loves us as we are yet he loves us too much to leave us as we are. Because you can’t have a personal God without personal accountability.

Other texts in this message: Philippians 4:19, Mark 12:31

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Book Recommendations:
The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Song Recommendations:
Gotta Serve Somebody by Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody performed by Etta James

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Worship Songs

Yes I Will
Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan Smith and Mia Fields, Andres Figueroa, Hank Bentley, Mariah McMannus, and Mia Fields

Ever Be/Tremble
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What a Beautiful Name
Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood


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Paul Godbout, The Gospel of John, “I Like The Personal God,
I Don’t Like His Personal Accountability”, John 5:16-30