Misconception #7: Can We Work Our Way to God?

Scripture References:

Col. 1:15-17

Phil. 2:6-11

John 1:1-5,10,14

Worship Bulletin 10/25/15:

Sermon Notes:

Sermon Notes

“Can We Work our Way to God?”

John 1:1-5, 10, 14

Part 7 of “Misconceptions of God”

October 25, 2015


Misconception: That God is DISTANT and out of touch with humanity and that finding God is up to us.


The Jesus Narrative: We don’t work our way to God . . . God works his way to us.  This is God’s work of RECONCILING the world unto himself in the following ways:

·        The Incarnation: God becoming human.

·        Crucifixion: Jesus’ death on the cross.

·        Resurrection: Jesus’ victory over death and sin.


Essential Truths of the Incarnation in John 1:10-11:


1.     The whole WORLD came into being through Jesus.

2.     Jesus freely CHOSE to enter our world.

3.     The world did not KNOW him.

4.     Jesus’ own people did not ACCEPT him.