God vs The Church

Matthew 5:13-16


The world sees the church as judgemental, hurtful, and poisonous. Spiritual manipulation, child abuse, greed, silence, and hypocrisy abound. We have failed to love God and failed to love our neighbour. We must recognise that the church has sinned and fallen short of reflecting God’s glory. We must apologise for the things we have done as a church that have made our neighbours hate God. The church are rebellious sinners saved by God’s amazing grace alone. Christians will disappoint, but Christ is faithful. Only by God’s grace can we be characterised by humility and sacrificial love.

Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to highlight the hypocrisy of the religious and teach us to love our enemies. In the end, Jesus is the one who saw our spiritual and moral bankruptcy, yet did not pass us by. He lived the life of obedience we should have lived, and died the death for sin we should have died.

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12 Oct 2014

Guy Mason

Guy is the founding and Senior Pastor of City on a Hill, a church that began in 2007 with a small team and a big vision. Today City on a Hill is a movement of many churches that gathers across multiple locations, in different cities and is united around the central mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Guy is a passionate communicator of the gospel who is committed to engaging culture with the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Guy graduated with a BA in Public Relations from RMIT University and has a Masters of Divinity from Ridley College. He is the husband to Vanessa and the father to four children. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and member of Acts 29.

12 Oct 2014

Guy Mason

Guy is the founding and Senior Pastor of City on a Hill, a church that began in 2007 with a small team and a big vision. Today City on a Hill is a movement of many churches that gathers across multiple locations, in different cities and is united around the central mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Guy is a passionate communicator of the gospel who is committed to engaging culture with the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Guy graduated with a BA in Public Relations from RMIT University and has a Masters of Divinity from Ridley College. He is the husband to Vanessa and the father to four children. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and member of Acts 29.

29 Sep 2014

Guy Mason

Guy is the founding and Senior Pastor of City on a Hill, a church that began in 2007 with a small team and a big vision. Today City on a Hill is a movement of many churches that gathers across multiple locations, in different cities and is united around the central mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Guy is a passionate communicator of the gospel who is committed to engaging culture with the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Guy graduated with a BA in Public Relations from RMIT University and has a Masters of Divinity from Ridley College. He is the husband to Vanessa and the father to four children. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and member of Acts 29.