Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meeting you where you are at

September 21, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today:  Eats with Tax Collectors and Sinners; Luke 15:1 - 2

Luke 15:1-2 (New English Translation)
1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming to hear him.
2 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law were complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

Recently talked about mega-churches, now how about the other types that people do not like.  Jesus was not afraid to get with the people and get their dirt on Him.  The pharisees  were appalled.  They never understood that they could never fill all of the laws so they were always in sin of one sort or another.  Jesus knew He was the way to salvation of all people.

So that brings me to the churches that seem to be having the sinners hang out at their door.  While these are not the churches I would care to attend, I see the need for them and welcome the fact that they are around.  We all can come to find Jesus in the way best for us.  He had just dined with the pharisees and tried to meet them where they were at, he can do the same for the sinners.  Jesus meets me where I am and helps me from there.

Read for next time: Lost Sheep, Coin, and Son; Luke 15:3-32
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