Repentance

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A Big Invite

“I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” Luke 5:32 (The Message) Have you ever wanted to be invited to a party or a big game that you had no shot at going to unless you knew someone? Essentially, you were an outsider with no hope. Maybe it stung or maybe you just accepted the…

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The Call to be “All In”

“After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.” Luke 5:27-28 (NASB) Imagine being at your absolute lowest point in life, and then being noticed by someone great. Ugh – just sounds embarrassing and…

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Dinner with Scum

“Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner. The Pharisees and their religion scholars came to his disciples greatly offended. ‘What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and ‘sinners’?’” Luke 5:29-30 (The Message) Nobody sets the tone like Jesus. Read the short story from…

Giving help

The Touch of Jesus

“There came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, ‘Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.’ And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean.’ And immediately the leprosy left him.” Luke 5:12-13 What are you struggling with today? What are the things in…

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He is Faithful

“And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,” and “On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”’…