When you talk to people who want nothing to do with faith about faith, you will inevitably hear about the preacher on TV who went to jail embezzling money, or the family values finger-wager busted with a prostitute. They might talk about the religious person who hurt them deeply, or the church leader who did unspeakable things to some vulnerable people; you will hear about hypocrisy.
The hypocrisy in Christians is one of the biggest hurdles to Christianity.
Today as we look at Jesus teaching on the H word, we will see that the imperfection of Christians need not be a hindrance to people following Jesus; it can actually be a beacon. Really.
In the grip of grace,