Love Like Jesus

He was a tax collector, not just any tax collector but the chief tax collector! He was a Cheater. A Thief. A Betrayer of his people. He was Selfish. Greedy. Rich. He was considered a chief sinner by his people. He was Rejected. Scorned. Despised. Avoided. Disliked. But as Jesus walked through the crowds of Jericho that day, Jesus invited Himself over to stay with this despised, unwanted, betrayer of...

Acceptance Brings Repentance

Zacchaeus was a despised tax collector. Shunned by his countrymen. Rejected by those who knew him. But then, one day Jesus walked by and did the unthinkable. He invited himself over to Zacchaeus’ house not to lecture him, not to list his many malfeasance, not to condemn him, but simply to break bread. Those watching were indignant. How dare he eat with sinners? What kind of prophet would associate with...

Fallen Stars

It seems as of late, you can’t watch the news without hearing about some famous person’s indiscretion. Both the entertainment and the political world has been shaken. How should we as Christians respond? I think we have an amazing opportunity as Christians – not to throw stones, not to jump on the condemning bandwagon, and surely not to sit back with a holier than thou smirk and say I told...