We all have that friend one seeks for encouragement and excuses to sin more. Jesus isn’t that kind of friend. He’s the friend we need, who will tell us what we don’t want to hear, but need to hear–especially for the forgiveness of sins.
Hear the full audio of “The Sinner’s Friend“
A sermon on Matthew 11:12-19 (ESV)
Reformation Day (observed) / 28 October 2018
Matthew 11:12-19 (ESV)
12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,
17 “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”
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