Why You Can Be Real with God

The Missing Piece: Why You
Can Be Real with God  

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back
again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As
he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a
woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the
crowd. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this
woman was caught in the act of adultery. The
law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They
were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but
Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They
kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let
the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then
he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When
the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the
oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then
Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t
even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said,
“Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” JOHN
8:1-11 NLT

I can be
real with God because…

Jesus will forgive what others

This High Priest of ours understands our
weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So
let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his
mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. HEBREWS 4:15-16 NLT

knows what others don’t

Jesus knows my pain

Jesus has experienced my temptation

Jesus understands my needs

Jesus can forgive what others

I solemnly urge you in the presence of
God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he
comes to set up his Kingdom. 2 TIMOTHY
4:1 NLT

wants to heal what is really broken

…God our Savior, who wants everyone to
be saved and to understand the truth. For, There is one God and one Mediator
who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 1 TIMOTHY 2:2-5 NLT

My Notes