Some notes from tonight’s message at Fusion:

03 – The Cosmic Scorekeeper

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.

Rom. 3:23-24; Rom. 8:1; Jer. 31:31-34; Eph. 2:8-10

ME
Tetherball in the dark – busted up finger before Wes’ wedding
Now over three months unable to put on wedding band
Last night, I tried to get it on
I had a lady who made a sarcastic comment once saying “you’re just like all the other men who don’t want to wear it…”
But Amanda last night said, “I want you to get it resized”
That was enough for me
I pushed and prodded – I did whatever to make her see that I treasured what she wanted
That band represents our relationship and that is important to her

YOU
When people judge your lifestyle, it bothers you at least somewhat
But do you ever struggle what God might be thinking about your lifestyle?
Do you ever wonder if God is wanting you to change some things?

You get to the point you would do anything, even if it hurts, to make things right with Him
Scale – sins vs. good works

We view God as weighing in on our sins and our good works and just hope at the end of everything, He won’t pay us back
GOD
Rom. 3:23-24
23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, {there is an important comma there}

24being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

1 John 4:8 – God is love >> 1 Cor. 13:5 – love keeps no record of wrongs

YOU
Your score of sin is infinite, your score for good works is insufficient, the only hope you have is if you take someone else’s score

WE
23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

We get to the point that we don’t know what to do with our scoreboard except for turn it over to Jesus

Ring finger

Note in the picture that the ring is much smaller than the knuckle that I got it over. You do crazy things when you are in love. And now, my ring will never be able to come off.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.