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Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

I’m going to preach from one of the Bible’s most controversial books.  Thank you, Reverend Strain!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Lots of phone calls coming tomorrow, Ralph, just to tell you.  Stay by that phone tomorrow!  Let’s go to the Lord in prayer.

Father, open our hearts; open our minds.  Help us think Your thoughts after You as we look at Your...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Good evening.  It’s a pleasure to be with you all this evening.  I usually am downstairs with the junior high students where I do enjoy being and I’m grateful to have been down there almost eight years, so thank you for the opportunity of getting to pour into the lives of these junior high and senior high students.  And every now and then folks will ask, “How can...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Unrecognized Beauty

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Luke 24.  Luke 24.  And before we read, something to consider.  If any of you know any names associated with classical music you probably have heard the name, Joshua Bell.  Joshua Bell was actually in concert in Jackson just, I believe, it’s been in the last month or two.  Joshua Bell is one of the best...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Well after a week break from the Mission Conference we’re picking up The Scandalous Grace series as David has already told you this evening.  Last time we were here together for this meeting Ralph Kelley looked at the meal that Jesus shared with Zacchaeus, who was a short, despised tax-collector, a notorious sinner, and we saw the grace of God in that narrative.  Tonight we’re going to look...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

If you would, either open your Bibles or look on that sheet that’s on the back table and we’re going to turn to Luke 19.  And we’re going to look at the first ten verses of Luke 19.  As you’re turning there, let me just set the stage for you a little bit.  Jesus is in Jericho.  He’s about an eight hour walk away from Jerusalem, so just...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Turn with my in your copy of God’s Word to Luke chapter 10 verses 38 to 42 - Jesus in the home of Mary and Martha.  It’s a passage we know well.  It’s a passage in which we identify quite easily with one of these sisters and perhaps not quite so easily with the other.  It’s a passage that we’ve looked at both in Bible studies and worship...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me now to Luke chapter 9.  It’s also printed there in the prayer bulletin for you.  And I want to begin by saying what a privilege it is to stand before you as we study God’s Word together tonight.  Yes, yes, yes - I know everybody has said that and you’re supposed to say that but it...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Turn in your Bibles to Luke chapter or you can look on your bulletin there; you can find it there as well.  We’re in the third part of our series, “Scandalous Grace:  Jesus’ Meals with Sinners,” and we’re here where Jesus encounters a sinful woman.  F. W. Boreham, he was a 19th century pastor and writer, he once wrote that “life is largely a matter of luggage.”  He...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

If you would, take your copies of God’s Word or turn in your bulletin to the back of the bulletin where you’ll find our passage for this evening - John’s gospel chapter 2 and the first eleven verses; John 2:1-11.  

At the Table with Jesus

Who you eat with says a very great deal about you.  Who is welcome at your table speaks...

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