Why did Jesus come to earth?
The Pharisees thought He came to commend them and be the political Messiah they were expecting. But that’s not why Jesus came.
       In Mark, Jesus called Matthew to be one of His disciples. After following Jesus, Matthew decided to have a meal and invite his friends over to meet Jesus.    Matthew’s friends were unsaved people as well. So Jesus went to Matthew’s home and was eating with “the sinners;” ie… the non-churched crowd… which is exactly what Jesus was supposed to do.
The Pharisees saw this and asked His disciples why Jesus was eating with the sinners. Jesus replied with one of my favorite verses in the Bible; “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
       I LOVE that verse. In it, Jesus sums up why He came to this earth… to save those who were unsaved. Jesus said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor… sick people do..” You can’t put it any plainer than that.
       Now, Jesus wants us to follow His example. But, how many unsaved people do you know? How much time do you spend around unchurched people?
       Let me ask you something… if you saw your Pastor’s vehicle at a bar… what would you think? Would you automatically assume he was drinking or… could he be witnessing?
       Folks.. Jesus Christ… our model for Christian living said Himself… “I didn’t come to call the righteous but sinners…”
If we are going to win this world to Christ we must invest time building relationships with unsaved people… just like Jesus did in Matthew’s home.
This world badly needs Jesus. We aren’t winning many people to Christ. Coukd it be that, at least in part, it’s because we aren’t the spiritually sick like we should be? If you think your too good to be around the unsaved, you have missed the whole point of Jesus life.
      It’s not the healthy who need a physician; it’s the sick. Let’s reach out to the spiritually sick,whereever they are.

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