Tag Archives: sinners

Much more than being right

I used to think that I was right. That was back when I thought it mattered. In fact, for a long time, being right was the most important thing about being a Christian. We went to school to learn why … Continue reading

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Sinners “R” them (or us?)

This has been a tough week for me. I’ve been trying to grasp and write about mercy but it’s been alluding me. Twice I’ve had to abandon my first attempt at a Catch because it didn’t get by my first … Continue reading

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Friend of sinners

Jesus, friend of sinners We have strayed so far away We cut down people in your name But the sword was never ours to sway Jesus, friend of sinners The truth becomes so hard to see The world is on … Continue reading

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Here’s to the notorious sinners

  Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! Luke 15:1-7 What a ragtag, motley, … Continue reading

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The real Charlie Brown

Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other notorious sinners. (There were many people of this kind among the crowds that followed Jesus.) But when some of the … Continue reading

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The bug’s in the drink

[Not to be confused with my November 21, 2016 Catch, “Swallow the bug” which was another angle on this same analogy.] “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, but ourselves by our best intentions.”  – George W. … Continue reading

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Sin’s place in the life of a believer

Laura liked the connection I made yesterday between Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord?” and Charles Wesley’s great hymn, “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?” Both of them speak of a deep awareness of sin and marvel at being … Continue reading

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Charles Wesley Kristofferson

And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain— For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst … Continue reading

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