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Imagine Life Without Jesus

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Sermon shared by Jason Cole

December 2006
Summary: What would a world without Jesus ever entering look like? Many think they would like it, but I suggest it wouldn’t be too good.
Audience: General adults
Sermon:

“Imagine: Life With No Jesus”

Introduction:
Years ago John Lennon had a big hit song titled “Imagine”. In that song he said this: Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, No religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace...
I do not think that he understood what he was saying. Did you catch what he implied? He was saying that one of the reasons why there is no peace is the world is because of religion. I understand what he meant, in that many wars have been fought, and many people have been killed in the name of religion. I agree that is frustrating, and is certainly not ideal, but could you imagine a world without religion? Could you imagine a world that Jesus Christ never came to? What would life be like for us if Jesus Christ never came to the Earth?
I know that we live in a world where many people are critical of religion. I know that many people are intolerant of Christianity because of its stand for truth and unwillingness to compromise principal. I know that many people view Christianity as just another religion in a world with many religions. I know that many people attempt to find fault in flaws in what the Bible teaches. I know that we live in a world where being a Christian is more and more unpopular, and many people may think that life would be better off without Christianity. Many people in the world may even in their heads accept the fact that there was a man that was born 2,000 years ago named Jesus, and he was a good teacher. I want to tell you what life would be like today if Jesus would never have come. You see, John Lennon was badly mistaken; a life without Jesus would not bring about peace in the world, but rather would bring about chaos.
Some People Want a Word Without Jesus Because…
1. Some See Jesus is A Threat to Their Way of Life
2. Some Are Simply Evil and Despise Anything Good
3. Some See A Problem With the Hypocrisy of Some “Christians”
There are many things that have to do with this season of the year that I could do without. I could do without the busy shopping malls, I could do without the decorating and festivities that sometimes overshadow Jesus, I could do without the selfishness and materialism that is taught to kids, but there is one things I could not do without. By the way, when I see children around Christmas time I am disgusted by their selfishness. A note to parents, if your kids are not satisfied with what they have, they may be better off not getting anything. Sometimes it is better not to feed a child’s selfishness. I could do without Christmas songs and Christmas carols. I could do without a white Christmas, but I could not do without Jesus. If there were no birth of Christ to remember there would be know death for my sins, and there would be no resurrection from the dead. Life without Jesus wouldn’t be such a good thing. Even for non-Christians today, many of them benefit from the good deeds that some do in the name of Jesus. Could you imagine if the atheists, philosophers, liberals, and Hollywood stars were given what they wanted, a world in which Jesus never entered into.


Text: I Corinthians 1:18-25


I. Life Would Be Totally Different
I loved the Back to the Future movies starring Michael J. Fox. They have a really interesting lesson that we can learn. Whenever they would travel into the past,
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