There is a wide gap between works based religion and the relationship Jesus preached. Here are six comparisons that get to the heart of the difference. Do you find yourself struggling with some of these descriptions of religion? I know I do.


Religion sees behavior as the issue.                                

Jesus deals with the root of the issue.

Religion cleans up the outside.                                      

 Jesus cleanses from within.

Religion seeks approval of others.                                  

Jesus cared only for the approval of His Father.

Religion makes it all about us.                                          

Jesus made it all about him.

Religion defines you by what you do.                              

Jesus defines you by whose you are.  

Religion keeps you in bondage.                                        

Jesus sets you free.