Oct. 03, 2021
Pastor Sam Goins
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking ...” Luke 7:34
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 40Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41“Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. Luke 7:39-43
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50
We aren’t designed for isolation. We’re wired for connection.
3 Things You Learn When You Find Your Community
Pass the Salt
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Matthew 5:13
Taste the Difference
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 1 Peter 3:8 ESV
A divided world needs a united Church.
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
John 13:35 NIV
Savor the Flavor
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8 NIV
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10