In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
"This man receives sinners and eats with them.” What the Scribes and Pharisees meant for evil, God meant for good. The Scribes and Pharisees were revolted by Jesus’ actions of welcoming tax collectors, prostitutes, Samaritans, and sinners of every stripe. He received them, ate with them, forgave them, loved them. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost—the Scribes and Pharisees included!—and that was exactly what He was doing, though some refused to hear His message. Despite them, He was living out the Father’s will that no one who repents be lost eternally.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).