Often we let others’ sins define them and divide us. But our ongoing involvement and relationships, especially with those we think of as “sinners”, begin with our own profound grasp of God’s grace.
In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll see why Jesus came to be called a friend of sinners. And I’ll share the journey we’ve been on to earn that same moniker for ourselves as we make disciples where we live.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- The #1 thing we have in common with everyone else in life.
- How to know if you’re a “clean” sinner or a “dirty” sinner.
- Why Jesus hung out with the outsiders and why we want to as well.
- How I came to be known as the Pub Pastor. 😄
From this episode:
“Christians will cite John 15:14 (‘You are my friends if you do what I command.’) as their justification for not wanting to hang out with those they see as “sinners”. What a horrible example of proof-texting! The entire passage there has Jesus explaining how he loved his disciples and chose them while they were still jacked up and far from God. Can you imagine a parent saying that to their kids, “You are only my child when you obey me, otherwise, I don’t love you.” What? That would be crazy! That is the exact opposite of the heart of our Father and his son Jesus.“
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