Nov 4, 2018
9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.10 And as Jesus[a] reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Evangelism: entering friendships with sinners like us; and inviting them to enjoy friendship with Jesus in community with us.
Think about those God has placed in your life who likely don't know Christ.
When will you befriend them in His name?
Who have you resisted friendship with b/c of your prejudices toward them?
Which of your friends could you invite into community with us?
Pray for those people; and for the courage to pursue the way of Jesus in pointing them to Him through friendship with you.