You are not going to get to heaven based on your Brownie points.
Why cover it up when sin can be washed away? You cannot save yourself. There is nothing you can do to be able to stand perfect before God on your own. Even the Old Testament sacrifices of the blood of bulls and goats could not take away sins (Hebrews 10:4).
The sunny skies are always inviting. Big fluffy white clouds against a bright blue backdrop are naturally soothing. However, storms do come. Being prepared for bad weather as well as the various storms of life that try to weaken our faith is the smart thing to do.
What is your foundation? What kind of foundation are you building your life, your eternity, on? Are you trying to construct something that will stand on a faulty foundation?
A rainy foggy day in early December when it is usually much colder was perfect for discussing how things of this life can fog, obscure, cloud and darken the spiritual paths we are on if we let them. However, God’s word shines a light at our feet so we will not stumble and illuminates our path to see the obstacles ahead.
There is a lying spirit fixed over this land. You do not have to believe the lies. Put your faith in the Lord Jesus. This little video exposes the source behind the trouble in so many lives. For the world, the lying spirit is trying to convince them of hopelessness, to get them to engage in destructive behaviors and to commit horrendous acts of violence. All of this is done with the goal of getting people to end up in hell. In the church, the lying spirit is trying to destroy faith to render the church ineffective at the Great Commission of spreading the Gospel message. You DO NOT have to believe the lies!