The Sinner’s Friend

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Sermon Notes

Slide1You’ve heard, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Thankfully, Jesus doesn’t
see in us just what’s on the outside. In fact, in His ministry, Jesus
showed a startling – even scandalous – affection for the broken, the lowly,
the sinful, and the struggling. Often Jesus endured scorn and ridicule for
associating with people that most of us would have considered
“undesirable.” Even those in Jesus’ inner circle of disciples, such as
Matthew – a tax collector, were not held in high esteem. You and I often
think more highly of ourselves than we ought. When we are honest, we
should be grateful and humbled that Jesus, the Son of God, would call us –

sinners that we are – friends.