Pastor Harris walks us through the religion to relationship evolution of the lying, maming, torturing, murdering, Paul of Tarsus to Paul the follower of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:6-14). Salvation is not based on what we do or who we please. Religion says you missed the mark... relationship says you are unconditionally loved because of who you are, a child of God.
The number one thing that Pastor Harris always taught was that Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship. This phrase represents the teaching legacy that he has left behind. It is so very important to what we are continuing to do with Pastor Harris’s teachings that we may very well remind our listeners of this every episode. So today I have found a message where he talks about this very topic through the story of Paul.
Pastor Harris literally despised the idea of religion and in this message he has some, well i’ll just say it, some pretty strong things to say about religion. However as much as he despised religion he was the foremost advocate of relationship. The Lord loves you because who you are not the things you do, we are his children, it is about what his son did for all of us on the cross.
So with that said, here is a message originally recorded just short of 10 years ago about the lying, maming, torturing, murdering Paul of Tarsus and his evolution to become Paul the follower of Jesus. This message is simply titled, “Religion vs. Relationship”.