Jesus Calls Sinners to Repentance

Text: Luke 5:27-32
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: May 25, 2014

If you were going to start a church, whom would you pick for your core group?  Jesus chooses some of the most unlikely people, including Levi the tax  collector who was despised by his countrymen as a thieving collaborator with the occupying Roman enemy.  When Jesus dines with Levi and his friends who are also sinners, the  Pharisees are upset.  Jesus responds with one of the great statements in all of Scripture: 

“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  

What a  privilege it is to be a sinner who has been called by Jesus!

Posted on May 25th, 2014 | Permalink