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

SPEAKER: Paul Godbout

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.


Recommended Books: “The Barbarian Way” by Erwin McManus

“Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis

Recommended Songs: “Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan

“Gotta Serve Somebody” performed by Etta James

Primary text: John 5:16-30
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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

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