Steve Edelman
March 19, 2017
Steve Edelman
Executive Pastor

Passage

John 4:1-38

The idol of comfort is active when you place fleshly desires above God. Comfort is a clever little idol because in the moment it doesn't demand much from you. However, worshiping comfort is very costly and the idol will disappoint. Jesus avoids convenience on multiple levels so that he can effectively accomplish the work of God. “Comfortable Christianity is really a contradiction in terms. There is nothing comfortable about carrying your cross, denying yourself, crucifying the flesh, and running against the ways of the world. The truth of the gospel is always uncomfortable. The sooner we learn that lesson, the better.” ~ Bill Muehlenberg