May 30, 2019

Dining at the Table with Jesus

“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’” – Luke 15:1,2 Did you know that Jesus was less fond of religious people than He was of those who lived completely immoral lives? In fact, He preached more often to the pastors of His day (aka the Pharisees) about hell and condemnation than He ever did to the sinners. Our Lord loves the broken, the downtrodden, the hurting, and the lost, and He wants to show them what it looks like to live in His Kingdom. One of the boldest things the Savior ever did was to sit down and eat with tax collectors and sinners, because in His day, to eat with a person was to call them an equal. This is why kings would dine away

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