Date: March 17, 2002

Series: The Jesus I Follow

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Jesus, the Friend of Sinners
Luke 19

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The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, `Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.”'

- Luke 7:34

Matthew 9:10-15
Jesus has dinner with Matthew the tax collector; Pharisees react; Jesus says sick people need a doctor.

Luke 7:33-34
John the Baptist fasts and people say he has a demon; Jesus attends parties and people call him a drunk.

Luke 7:36-50
Jesus has dinner with a Pharisee named Simon and a woman with a bad reputation anoints Him with perfume; Simon accuses Jesus of lack of discernment.

Luke 19:1-10
Jesus has dinner at the home of Zacchaeus, the most despised man in Jericho; townspeople donít like it.

Life Responses -

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being daily, 1 being never), how would you rate yourself in terms of being personally involved in friendships with unbelievers?

When is the last time a non-Christian confided in you because you were a “safe” person to talk to?

What is one thing you could do to become more involved with people who donít believe the way you do?

“The publicans and sinners loved Jesus because he partied with them. The lepers of society found in Him someone who would eat and drink with them. And while the solemnly pious could not relate to what He was about, those lonely people who usually didnít get invited to parties took to Him with excitement.”

- Tony Campolo,
Let Me Tell You a Story

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