When we think of the apostle Paul, most would think of a great man of faith. He was someone who put God first in his life and tried his best to live the life he called on others to live, a life worthy of the calling we have in Jesus. But as he begins his first letter to Timothy we get a different view of Paul, one which is his view of himself. Continue reading “Mercy and grace”
“As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ he said to him. So he got up and followed him. As Jesus was having a meal in Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard this he said, ‘Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. Go and learn what this saying means: “I want mercy and not sacrifice.” For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” (Matthew 9:9-13 NET).
Have you noticed those whom Jesus spent time with? He wasn’t concerned to appear politically correct and only spend time with the movers and thinkers of his day. His concern was the everyday, normal people. Continue reading “Jesus came to call sinners”
“He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…”
So says the young girl while pulling petals off of a daisy. Although it isn’t the definitive way to discover whether someone loves you, many go through such actions to determine whether the love of their beloved is real. Of course there are better ways to determine this! Continue reading “How do I know God loves me?”
Is it right for a Christian to call himself a sinner? Continue reading Sinners or saints?
We do not have to be perfect to become a Christian… Continue reading God accepts sinners
Even sinners can preach… Continue reading Evangelism