Jesus Friend of Sinners
Who does Jesus want to hang out with?
It is definitely not the religious elites (although He does). Jesus has a message for me that challenges all of my religious righteousness and hypocrisy. Jesus is seeking out sinners, people who miss God’s goal for them. I should take note of this. It is important. Who do I like to hang out with?
By this time a lot of men and women of doubtful reputation were hanging around Jesus, listening intently. The Pharisees and religion scholars were not pleased, not at all pleased. They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.”Their grumbling triggered this story. | Luke 15:1-3 (The Message Bible)
The religious elites, of Jesus time, were grumbling. They took it all in and were scandalized at Jesus. They thought and said (on the principle that a man…
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