Dinning With Sinners
I actually left the church a number of years ago due to the fact there is much more emphasis on spreading the Gospel off shore rather than right here at home. It always appeared to be a way for a handful of people to see the world, at the expense of others, instead of focusing on the reality of helping the people right around the corner. My view has not changed in more than 30 years, nor do I see it changing before I leave this world. Don’t misunderstand I believe spreading the Gospel far and wide is central part of our overall Christian life, however, charity begins at home and if one looks around they will see a growing need right in their home. As stated above, drug addiction, the growing tech tyranny and sexual perversion are running rampant throughout this nation.
Is the downtown area where we live as sexy as Jerusalem? Are there just as many lives in our hometown that need to find Jesus Christ as there are in another country? How deep an impact would $3,300, 4 days of help multiplied by 8 people, what kind of difference could be made right here at home, right where you stand? Imagine if five churches in every community came together for this type of effort. Imagine if twenty churches came together with HALF the stated resources, time and people and were able to accomplish this 3 times in 2020 in 50 cities around the country? What would happen? What type of revival would America see in Christianity? What if there were an effort as large as the LGBT false-Pride efforts made around the country, but instead of spreading sexual deviance, the Gospel were spread – what would happen?
Mark 2 NKJV
13 Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, Follow Me. So he arose and followed Him.
15 Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.