Read Luke 15: 1-7
Key words and phrases
** tax collectors and sinners were coming around
** Pharisees and scribes were grumbling
** welcomes sinners and eats with them
** Rejoice with me
1. Are the 21st century equivalents of "tax collectors and sinners" drawing near to hear Jesus at your church?
2. If "outsiders and outcasts" were to begin worshiping at your church in significant numbers, what would be the predominant response of the congregation?
O God, your love is a searching, finding, and celebrating power. We have been found and claimed by your Son, Jesus Christ. For that experience and ongoing reality, we rejoice. In celebrating your love, may we carry it to those most in need. May we rejoice with those who, by entering our doors, draw near to you. Amen.