Living As a Friend Of Sinners

Often we let others’ sin define them and divide us. But our ongoing involvement and relationship with others, especially those we think of as “sinners”, begins with a 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. 😄

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living as a friend of sinners

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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