All Are Welcome

The one that comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. – John 6:37    What a statement. We get some wonderful illustrations of this in the Scripture. The Samaritan woman at the well comes to mind. The Samaritans were half-Jew/half-Gentile, and the Jews thought they were worse than being all Gentile. So, the Samaritans were considered unclean and ungodly – the rejects of God. Jews didn’t go near Samaritans, didn’t hang out with Samaritans, and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Jesus Receives Sinners

Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” – Luke 15:2    The Pharisees are grumbling against Jesus because He received sinners. What an irony this is! The glorious truths of grace that they opposed were the words they unconsciously stated, “He eats with sinners.” He welcomes sinners. They see it as a criticism but it’s actually a glorious affirmation of what His... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Monday, October 20, 2014 | 0 comments

The Primary Goal

“Thus I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” And they did so. – Exodus 14:4  Listen, the goal of your life is not to do better. The goal of your life is not to get a husband or a wife, to have three kids and a dog, to have a good paycheck and live happily ever after. That is not the goal of life.    The goal of life is... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 0 comments
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