The religious leaders were appalled that Jesus and his disciples would associate and share a meal with such lowlifes as Levi and others they labeled as disreputable sinners. Jesus points out that he didn't come for the righteous-or those who think they are-but to call sinners to repentance. It is often ..
[extra]ordinary day, Part 3: Calling of Levi Luke 5:27-32
by Jarrett Stevens
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How many of the Ten Commandments must we break to be considered lawbreakers in the eyes of a Holy God? Just one. Does it matter which one? No. Can we work to rectify this situation? No. As indicated in James 2:10-13, this is what we ought to realize when dealing with those who might have wronged ..
A Faith That Works, Part 10: How Good Is Good Enough?
by Bill Hybels
Secret sins can destroy us. And the truth is, many Christians have them. For many, there are a patterns of sin that have been going on for a long time. Even the Apostle Paul addresses this quagmire in Romans 7. James says that we are to rid ourselves of all types of sordidness that threatens our relationship ..
A Faith That Works, Part 6: No More, The Power to Stop
by John Ortberg
A couple comes to hear a sales pitch. They don't want to buy, they don't even know what's for sale, but they want a chance for the "gift unlike any other offer." It turns out that all they have to do is admit all their wrong doings, ask for forgiveness, and receive the grand prize. The salesman has ..
by Sharon Sherbondy
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Brett returns to his office late on a Friday night and is frightened by his administrative assistant Sharon, who is still there working late. He is elated because his business trip was a success, and credits her with playing a key role. As he praises her work and tries to convince her that she'll ..
by Mark Demel
In Psalm 73, Asaph expressed to God the conflict he felt when less-than-upright people seemed to be prospering in life while he, trying to be pure of heart and live a righteous life, was plagued with problems and nearly lost his foothold. In today's culture we're bombarded with images of the rich and ..
Awake My Soul, Part 6
by Ken Hutcherson
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Grab your congregation's attention with this thoughtful, inspiring drama about forgiveness and reconciliation. A modern take on the story of Zaccheus' encounter with Jesus, people will come face to face with the life-altering power of God's love in the life of any person, no matter what they've done. ..
by Steve Pederson