Sometimes we talk as if Jesus is like a shot — a vaccination against sin. You get your dose of Jesus and you’re good to go. Heaven is assured; sin is conquered. That’s not wrong, but it’s not right, either. Other times we view Jesus as a sort of “life cleanser” — you “invite Jesus into your life” & he comes in and cleans things up. Then, again, you’re good to go.
The problem with both of these ideas is that neither fit with how Jesus described what he offered. This message is a look at what Jesus really offers us, not what we often think he is.