Jason preached at the church we have been going to last Sunday. He was nervous about preaching on Easter because he never has before. The pastor of the church spoke in the main sanctuary, and they had a second service in the youth room for youth and "young adults". So actually, it ended up being the group Jason is most used to talking to!
Jason's sermon was about being good enough. A lot of people think that all it takes to get to heaven is to be a good person. But really, that's not true. You have to be forgiven to get to heaven. Jason asked us to rate ourselves on a scale of 1 to 100 of how good we thought we were. According to God's standards we are all 0's!! But the amazing thing is that Christ makes up the difference. Alone we are zeros and will never be good enough for God, but because of Jesus's death and resurrection we can all be 100's.
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather through the law we become conscious of our sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been known, to which the Law and Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Jason wanted a new pink dress shirt for his Easter message... Here he is :)