Sinner’s, Christianity, and Culture

I’ve posted this video before but in light of yesterday’s post and the seemingly inconsistent ways we have treated certain “sinners”, I thought this would be a good reminder.  So here is Tony Campolo telling the story about a birthday party for Agnes:

“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’  But wisdom is proved right by all her children.” – Luke 7:34-35

What if we were to become a friend of sinners?  What if we didn’t measure others by our own righteousness, but measured ourselves and others against the righteousness of God?  What if we would love other sinners as we love ourselves and believe that God loves us?

Others might actually believe the gospel we proclaim is good news!

One response to “Sinner’s, Christianity, and Culture

  1. my wife and I together with some Christians of Kerala, India, who are our friends, are scheduled to go fishing and with us is going a man who is a convicted felon, who is in the midst of a divorce and who wants his son to learn to fish. My wife and I love him dearly, even though he is a mess from the ‘hood’ in Detroit. It is the love of God capturing us. Be encouraged in love and good works and pray for this young man.

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