The disconcerting reality is that many of us have been lied to by the church. We've been told that the Christian life is about being a better person, building a better world. We've been told that God loves us and as long as we do our best, we'll go to heaven. We've been told that if we follow the rules, go to church, faithfully attend Bible Study, and serve at the soup kitchen, then God is pleased with us.

But that is not true. Jesus wants us to know the truth. He wants us to hear his simple, powerful, challenging call: "Follow me."

Sermon Text: Matthew 4:18-22